Richard Overton, America’s Oldest Living WWII Vet And Man, Dies At 112


Richard Overton, the country’s oldest living man and WWII veteran, has died at age 112.

Overton served in World War II and had built a reputation for his liking for cigars and whiskey. Though he credited God for his long life, Overton told a local Fox station in a previous interview that his vices also helped as well.

“I been smoking cigars from when I was 18 years old, I’m still a smoking ‘em. 12 a day,” he said jokingly at the time.


Read more at The Hill.



  1. Okay great. I’ll start smoking first thing in the morning.
    Famous quote (George Burns?): “Had I known I would of lived this long, I would of taken better care of myself”.


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