Nation's oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: 'He's a crackerjack'

Richard Overton, Veteran, Turns 112 Smoking Cigars, Drinking Whiskey

Nation's oldest veteran turns 112

The oldest living World War II veteran and oldest living man in the US turns 112 Friday, and his family and friends are celebrating by inviting everyone to stop by and see him.

Born in Bastrop County, Texas in 1906, Overton served in the South Pacific and now lives in East Austin where he says he enjoys cigars and drinking whiskey on his front porch, according to the Texas Historical Commission. The street on which he lives - Richard Overton Avenue - was named in honor of his 111th birthday a year ago, according to FOX7. He was born in 1906, served in a segregated Army unit in World War II, and became a celebrity at 106.

"I feel fine every day", Overton said on Thursday, according to the KSN, the local NBC affiliate.

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Speaking to, Overton said: "I love to have a birthday.That's another day".

The Gerontology Research Group, an organization that tracks and verifies people around the world 110 years of age or older, has named Overton the oldest man in America and the second oldest man in the world.

Overton told KXAN TV, "No pain and no aches".

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The friends plan to donate some of the money from the shirts to Overton's GoFundMe page to finance his round-the-clock in-home care.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

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