Oldest US WWII veteran is a Texan

Tom Hinde

Richard Overton of East Austin, TX celebrated his 110 birthday on Wednesday, May 11. He's the oldest living WWII veteran in America. Overton was born in 1906 and served in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945 as part of the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion. "How do I feel?" Overton said. "I feel good. I feel like I'm 50." He credits whiskey and cigars as his secret to living a long life.