Army veteran celebrates 108th birthday, shares his secret to a long, happy life

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Eugene Ruf is celebrating his 108th birthday. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - A local man is celebrating a day like no other! Eugene Ruf is turning 108 years old!

Ruf was honored Wednesday by friends and family at the Brookdale Oakwell Senior Home. He has lived a century (and more) full of happiness.

During a special birthday bash, he shared with us his secret to living a long life.

"All I can say is good clean living. Lots of Heaven Hill and Budweiser." Heaven Hill is a brand of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.

Ruf is an Army veteran. He served in World War II and the Korean War, but he now spends his days playing Skipbo and leading a crossword puzzle group.