At 99, still telling the Arsenal story
Photo Credit: John B. Snyder
Ernie Blanchet, from Troy, N.Y., was employed at the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. He eventually enlisted in 1944 and served on a U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort ship until he was discharged after the war. He came back to the Arsenal after his discharge where he worked until he retired in 1971. He is now 99-years-old and he said he plans to help the Arsenal celebrate its 200th anniversary in July 2013, when he will be 100.
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