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Celebrating a century

Schenectady WWII veteran reaches century mark

Members of Hilderbrand-Davis VFW Post 1895 honored  Eugene Brunelle, right, who turned 100 years old. Holding the cake for Brunelle is Past Commander (1995-2005) Ret. Sgt. Maj. Bill Schmick. Brunelle is a former member of the 464th Engineer Combat Battalion in World War II.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Members of Hilderbrand-Davis VFW Post 1895 honored Eugene Brunelle, right, who turned 100 years old. Holding the cake for Brunelle is Past Commander (1995-2005) Ret. Sgt. Maj. Bill Schmick. Brunelle is a former member of the 464th Engineer Combat Battalion in World War II.
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Eugene Brunelle has always been a busy guy. He’s spent time as a mechanic, machinist, heavy duty equipment operator, welder, bridge builder, road builder and home builder. He’s slowed down a bit over the years, but even now, at age 100, he likes to tinker with mechanical things, read and do yard work. In September, he celebrated a century of life with not just one birthday party, but two. The first was hosted by the ...

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