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‘Lucky’ in war and life, Eugene Ruf dies at 108

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Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, celebrates his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions with family and friends. Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News / ©2017 San Antonio Express-News

Eileen Friedeck, left, holds an old photo of her father Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, as he is interviewed during the celebration of his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News / ©2017 San Antonio Express-News

Old photos and military discharge papers of Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, who celebrated his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions with family and friends. Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News / ©2017 San Antonio Express-News

Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, celebrating his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, leans in to give Cynthina Williams, right, a kiss as they pose with workers from the center Brenda Sanchez, left, and Mona Mangubat, top. Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News / ©2017 San Antonio Express-News

Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, gets a kiss from his 22 month-old great grand daughter Grace Friedeck who is held by her grandfather Stanley Friedeck and grand mother Eileen Friedeck, left, celebrating his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News / ©2017 San Antonio Express-News

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Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, celebrates his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions with family and friends.

Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, celebrates his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions with family and friends.

Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News

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Eileen Friedeck, left, holds an old photo of her father Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, as he is interviewed during the celebration of his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. less

Eileen Friedeck, left, holds an old photo of her father Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, as he is interviewed during the celebration of his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior ... more

Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News

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Old photos and military discharge papers of Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, who celebrated his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions with family and friends.

Old photos and military discharge papers of Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, who celebrated his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions with family and friends.

Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News

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Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, celebrating his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, leans in to give Cynthina Williams, right, a kiss as they pose with workers from the center Brenda Sanchez, left, and Mona Mangubat, top. less

Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, celebrating his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, leans in to give Cynthina Williams, right, a kiss as they pose with ... more

Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio Express-News

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Eugene Ruf, a veteran of World War II, gets a kiss from his 22 month-old great grand daughter Grace Friedeck who is held by her grandfather Stanley Friedeck and grand mother Eileen Friedeck, left, celebrating his 108th birthday on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. less

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