Oldest Vet at 107: Richard Arvine Overton Celebrates Memorial Day 2013 at Home

By on May 27, 2013 in Amazing, United States, World Comments
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Richard Arvine Overton
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Oldest vet at 107 still want to have some cigars and a sip of whiskey for a Memorial Day event.

The oldest vet at 107-years-old is settling down for his favorite cigars and whiskey on his porch in Austin, Texas as he celebrates another Memorial Day.

Richard Arvine Overton is reportedly the oldest living veteran who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. His service to the US Armed Forces ended in October 1945.

When asked about his Memorial Day plans, Overton said that “I don’t know, some people might do something for me, but I’ll be glad just to sit down and rest. I’m no young man no more. I may drink a little in the evening too with some soda water, but that’s it. Whiskey’s a good medicine. It keeps your muscles tender.

Overton said that he went to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. last May 19. The veteran said he “was really honored when I got there. There were so many people, it was up in the thousands. And we danced and we jumped … them people tickled me to death. It made me happy as can be.

Last May 9, Austin City Mayor Lee Leffingwell gave a recognition to Overton for invaluable contribution to the US Armed Forces during the second World War.



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