Nation's oldest veteran turns 112

13 May, 2018, 00:21 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Richard Overton

The nation's oldest veteran celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday.

But what has kept Overton going these 111 years?

Veteran Richard Overton oldest World War II veteran.

Richard Overton, thought to function as the oldest man in the usa, was created in 1906 at Bastrop County, situated only out of Austin. "I hope I live another five years".

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He also found out that the so-called scientists were also a part of the plan and were working with the fraudsters for Rs 20,000. The "spacemen", however, were caught out when the businessman went to police complaining about them.

Speaking to MyStatesman.com, Overton said: "I love to have a birthday.That's another day". Overton said that he is "enjoying [himself]", keeping busy as he advances through the long winter of his life.

Through donations to a GoFundMe page, Overton has been able to remain in the house he built 70 years ago and afford the around the clock care he needs, according to the Dallas News.

Another friend, Chaka Dada of the hip-hop group Riders Against the Storm, had 112 shirts made with the words Overton told to Steve Harvey when the pair met: "Keep living, don't die".

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 goal. "He's a crackerjack. When people sense his humor and playfulness, it just lightens everyone's step".

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