Richard Overton, veteran celebrates 112th birthday!

By on May 12, 2018
Richard Overton, veteran celebrates 112th birthday!

Richard Overton, veteran celebrates 112th birthday!

Richard Overton, Nation’s Oldest World War II Veteran Turns 112 In Austin.

Richard Overton was born in 1906. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served until 1945.

He still lives in the house he built 72 years ago in Austin, Texas, according to KXAN. But a few things have changed since he moved in.

For example, the street he lives on is now named after him, KXAN reported.

What hasn’t changed though is Overton’s daily routine. He spends his days on his front porch smoking cigars and drinking whiskey.

“I feel fine every day,” Overton told reporters outside his home. “No pain and no aches.”

His friends are selling t-shirts on his birthday. That money will go to Overton’s GoFundMe, which is used to finance his at-home care. A party for him, which will be held on Friday, is open to the public.

He is currently the oldest man living in the U.S.

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One Comment

  1. John scott

    May 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Congrats , on yer go ,whiskey & cigars, way to live

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