FRAMINGHAM – Today, during the City of Framingham Memorial Day ceremony, attendees and the City honored World War II Veteran Charlie Audet of Framingham, who is now 103 years old.
During the ceremony Audet was honored by Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and received a standing ovation from the crowd at Nevins Hall.
Audet fought in some of the most famous World War II battles including the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium the Battle of Anzio in Italy. He earned both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Audet, who is a regular at the MetroWest YMCA, was born in 1918 in Canada. He was the fourth of 10 children.
Audet was drafted into the Army on March 11, 1941, and was part of the 26th “Yankee” Infantry Division. Later, he became a paratrooper, where he saw action in France, Germany, Italy, and North Africa.