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Saugerties Veteran Celebrates 105th Birthday June 1

Cliff Seguin chairman for Operation Adopt a Soldier (left) and George Habernig Sr. (right) sits on a scooter that OAS donated to him. Cliff Seguin chairman for Operation Adopt a Soldier (left) and George Habernig Sr. (right) sits on a scooter that OAS donated to him.

George Habernig Sr. celebrates his 105th birthday on June 1. Habernig, Sr. did his basic training at Fort Jackson, SC., and served as a company clerk with the 77th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army during WWII. 

Technical Sergeant Habernig lives in the Ivy Lodge in Saugerties. He talks of the older days when he was off the coast of Japan and a Japanese plane crashed into the ship he was serving. He also talks of the time he had a pet monkey that helped him pass the time. 

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