Oldest living American WWII veteran turns 112

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Richard Overton is an Army veteran who served in the South Pacific, including Guam and Iwo Jima.

Most days, you can find Overton sitting on his front porch, smoking his beloved cigars.

Richard Overton, thought to function as the oldest man in the usa, was created in 1906 at Bastrop County, situated only out of Austin.

That said, Overton hasn't let age slow him down - just last month, the now 112-year-old flew on a private jet to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

After his discharge, he sold furniture in Austin, and later worked in the state Treasurer's Office. "That's another day. I hope I live another five years". "No pain and no aches". Later, he'll eat something sweet for breakfast, like a cinnamon roll or waffles, and at night something sweet for dessert, like ice cream.

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He even drinks whiskey and coke.

Overton is celebrating his 112th birthday today.

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

To help for this specific expense, his family produced a GoFundMe webpage to get Overton that's raised significantly more than $230,000 of its $400,000 objective.