Oldest Living American World War II Veteran Turns 112

Lucy Bush
May 13, 2018

He served in the South Pacific from 1940 through 1945, including stops in Hawaii, Guam, Palau and Iwo Jima during World War II. He's the oldest man in America and the oldest veteran, and believed to be the third-oldest man in the world.

"I love to have a birthday", Overton told the Austin American-Statesman.

Richard Overton, thought to function as the oldest man in the usa, was created in 1906 at Bastrop County, situated only out of Austin.

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Overton will celebrate his big day with a community celebration at his home, where he has lived in for the past 72 years.

That said, Overton hasn't let age slow him down - just last month, the now 112-year-old flew on a private jet to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Overton told KXAN TV, "No pain and no aches".

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This is how Overton keeps living his life without dying.

Every day, he smokes 12 Tampa Sweet cigars, drinks multiple cups of coffee and Dr. Pepper, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The veteran's family raised over $237,000 on a GoFundMe page meant to ensure that Overton can remain in his home, rather than being relocated to an assisted living facility.

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