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World War II Veteran celebrates 100th birthday


Atlanta native Gentee Scruggs has celebrated many birthdays, but nothing quite like the one earlier this month.  

Scruggs, who turned 100 on Jan 14, celebrated the milestone at a local restaurant with friends and family and of course, plenty of cake. When asked about the secret to his longevity, Scruggs, a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Decatur, GA, said, “Have faith in God and live one day at a time.”

Scruggs entered the Army in February of 1944 and served with the 4201st Quartermaster Service Company in World War II.   After his discharge from service, he worked for General Motors from 1952 until his retirement in 1977.

A member of what is called our country's "Greatest Generation," Scruggs enjoys model trains, gardening and playing the organ.

According to Scruggs, reaching the age of 100 is just one of the many blessings he has received throughout his life.

"It is truly amazing that God has allowed me to live this long," he said. "I'm very thankful."




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