The party attendees practiced social distancing, except for when some nursing home staffers, who also wore masks, provided some aid to Lapschies.
The festive occasion was a little more subdued than that in 2016, when about 250 people gathered to help Lapschies mark his 100th birthday, OregonLive.com reported.
More than a dozen people linked to the veterans’ home had tested positive for the virus also known as COVID-19, FOX 12 Oregon reported. Two of those affected died, officials told the station.
Oregon also recently saw a 95-year-old veteran in Yamhill County survive the virus.
“I survived the foxholes in Guam, I can get through this bulls---,” Bill Kelly said, according to a Facebook post by his granddaughter, Rose Ayers-Etherington.