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197) Richard Overton

At the Time of His Death He was the Oldest Known World War II Veteran From the United States

Born: 11 May 1906, Bastrop County, Texas, United States of America

Died: 27 December 2018, Austin, Texas, United States of America

He was also the oldest man in the United States.

Richard lived in Austin, Texas for so long they renamed the street he lived on after him.

A short documentary made about him in 2015 showed him still driving, smoking cigars, and drinking whiskey.

He reportedly told Steve Harvey the secret to his longevity was, “Keep living, don’t die.”

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Sources:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/27/us/richard-overton-oldest-ww-ii-vet-died/index.html

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195601808/richard-arvin-overton