America's Oldest WWII Veteran Celebrates 112th Birthday

America's Oldest WWII Veteran Celebrates 112th Birthday

Richard Overton, America's oldest World War II veteran, as well as the oldest man in America, turned 112 years old on Friday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Overton entered the world on May 11, 1906 in Bastrop County, Texas, and he still calls it home well over a century later.

The veteran joined the military in 1942 and served as a soldier with the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion.

The street on that he resides - Richard Overton Avenue - was named in honor of the 111th birthday past year, according to FOX7. He has met some of those presidents and lots of celebrities. If that wasn't enough, an artist paid tribute to Overton on an east Austin utility box in the front - a mural that features him with African-American and Latino cultural icons.

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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.

"He's like a gift to Austin that keeps giving", Overton's friend, Steve Wiener, told the newspaper.

Just a year ago, his house was upgraded with central air conditioning, the Dallas News reported.

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