Nation's oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: 'He's a crackerjack'

Nation's oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: 'He's a crackerjack'

Nation's oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: 'He's a crackerjack'

Richard Overton, the oldest living World War II veteran who also happens to be the oldest living man in the USA, turned 112 on Friday doing what he loves most - smoking cigars and drinking whiskey on his front porch in Austin, Texas.

Overton joined the USA military in 1940 and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

"I feel fine every day", Overton said on Thursday, according to the KSN, the local NBC affiliate.

Texas resident Richard Overton celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday with a community celebration at his East Austin home on the street that now bears his name - Richard Overton Avenue.

But what has kept Overton going these 111 years?

More news: AT&T confirms it paid Michael Cohen's firm to cosy up to Trump

"I love to have a birthday", Overton told the newspaper. He often sits in front of his home in Austin where he has lived for 70 years and waves to passers-by.

This is how Overton keeps living his life without dying.

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. "He's a crackerjack. When people sense his humor and playfulness, it just lightens everyone's step".

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]