111 y/o WWII Vet Gets A Gift Of A Lifetime From His Community-Probably Extended His Life Even More
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Talk About Deserving It.
We did a story on Mr. Richard Overton a few months back as he celebrated his 111th birthday. Right now, he is the oldest World War II veteran alive and let’s just say he’s living it up. Two years ago, National Geographic made a short documentary about his where he disclosed his secrets to old age. They included cigar smoking and putting whiskey in his coffee which made us fall in love with him immediately. We’ve included that clip below if you want to watch it too. It’s worth it.
Richard Overton joined the Army in 1940.
As for now, Overton is back in Texan News because a local company gave him a pretty spectacular gift. They redid his entire house. Overton has been having trouble getting around his place in which he lived for 70 years and was facing the possibility of having to live in an assisted living facility. We all know how quickly things could go down from there.
To top things off, his family raised over $100,000 in order for him to have in-home care. Now, he can live in his house and favorite neighborhood until he’s good and ready as he stated in an interview.