We all know that the Greatest Generation is just that, the Greatest Generation. Jumping out of planes and landing on deadly shores of Europe at an age that kids nowadays get upset over their phones not getting service and cry about it, these guys were put in a tough spot and made it work. Even now, they’re impossible to match up to.
“I may give out, but I never give up”-Richard OvertonAdvertisement
Meet Richard Overton. He turned 111 on May 11th, 2017. Yup, 111. That makes him a supercentenarian. He was in the army from 1940 to 1945 and fought in the South Pacific. He still has his M-1 Garand and drives his truck around town. He spikes his coffee with whiskey and smokes 12 or more cigars a day. The man is simply a legend.
We found a short film, about 12 minutes long, about him and we recommend you watch it. He talks about life in general, not so much about the war, and we feel like we could all learn something from him.
Much respect to you sir!