11 May '18, 5pm

Richard Overton, America's Oldest WWII Veteran, Turns 112

He's met celebrities, presidents and comedians. He's experienced war and peace. He's accumulated countless accolades. But for America's oldest living World War II veteran Richard Overton, there's nothing better than hanging out on his front porch, smoking cigars and greeting passers-by who treat him, rightly so, like the neighborhood king. On Friday, Overton will celebrate his 112th birthday with a community celebration at his East Austin home on the street that now bears his name -- Richard Overton Avenue. The birthday bash, hosted by Austin hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm and featuring music by DJ Kay Cali, will be 4 to 7 p.m. "I love to have a birthday," Overton said Thursday from his porch. "That's another day. I hope I live another five years." Overton is believed to be the oldest living American and the third-oldest person in the world.The super-centenarian has ...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/05/11/richard-ov...

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