America’s Oldest Man Dies, An American WWII Veteran
(Austin, TX) — The nation’s oldest man is dead. Austin, Texas resident Richard Overton was 112 and a veteran of World War Two. His cousin confirmed his death to the Austin-American Statesman. He was also the nation’s oldest surviving war veteran. For his recent birthdays he threw a community party in his front yard as people from all over central Texas would come to say hello. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific until 1945. He enjoyed cigars throughout his life, a bad habit he picked up as a teen. He drove a car until he was 107.
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