Nation's oldest World War II veteran dies in Texas at age 112
Friday, 28 December 2018 Richard Overton was in his 30s when he volunteered for the Army and was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack in 1941. He once said that one secret to his long life was smoking cigars and drinking whiskey, which he often was found doing on the porch of his Austin home.
The nation's oldest World War II veteran has died at 112. Richard Overton, who credited his longevity to whiskey and cigars, passed away in his hometown of Austin, Texas, after a battle with pneumonia,..
CNN reports Richard Overton died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112.
Overton was America's oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the United States.
He was a longtime resident of Austin,..