America's Oldest WWII Veteran Celebrates 112th Birthday

12 May, 2018, 06:48 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Gary Keith gives Richard Overton a bottle of Maker's Mark for his 111th birthday last year

He served in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945 as part of the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion.

America's oldest living man and the oldest World War II veteran, Richard Overton, is celebrating another birthday! And - there's going to be a big party to celebrate him.

The supercentenarian is in great shape for his age, but no doctor worth their degree would recommend his health regimen, which includes enjoying whiskey and smoking a dozen cigars a day, according to The Dallas Morning News.

"I love to have a birthday", he told the newspaper, adding that he hopes to "live another five years".

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

Looking forward to his 112th year, he said he has one goal: "I'm looking to live is about the main thing".

The street on that he resides - Richard Overton Avenue - was named in honor of the 111th birthday past year, according to FOX7.

To help with this expense, his family created a GoFundMe page for Overton that has raised more than $230,000 of its $400,000 goal. Overton once told comedian Steve Harvey: "Just keep living - don't die".

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