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According to obit, Mr. Overton was the oldest Living Man, Texan, and WWII Veteran! ~What a distinction!
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Date Posted: Thursday, December 27, 05:43:09pm
In reply to: Dies at 112 's message, "Richard Overton, Oldest US World War II Veteran" on Thursday, December 27, 04:45:07pm

Oldest Living Man, Texan, WWII Veteran Richard Overton Dies At 112. ...
December 27, 2018

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, has died at the age of 112. Earlier this month,
Overton was hospitalized with pneumonia, but he was released from the hospital this week.

His family says he died from complications from the illness.

Overton was born in Bastrop County, Texas and was inducted into the U.S. military
on September 3, 1940 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Austin CBS affiliate KEYE-TV reported.

...He served in the South Pacific from 1940 through 1945, including stops in Hawaii,
Guam, Palau and Iwo Jima during World War II. He left the U.S. Army in October 1945.

Overton also worked at local furniture stores before taking a position with the Texas Department
of the Treasury, which is now part of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in Austin.

The secret to his longevity? Overton once told comedian Steve Harvey: “Just keep living — don’t die.”

Texas Senator John Cornyn tweeted Thursday evening, “Richard Overton: a life well lived.”

Denton Police Chief Frank Dixon tweeted, “Like many others right now, my heart is heavy having learned of the passing of Mr. Overton. A man’s man, he was truly larger than life. If you ever talked to him, you got a dose of wisdom and humor. Thank you for your service, and rest easy sir. Sending love to the Overton family”.

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He was not the oldest living man in the world (there are two others older than he) but he was the oldest living American. (NT)egee33Thursday, December 27, 07:28:34pm

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