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Richard Overton Obituary

5/11/1906 - 12/27/2018| Visit Guest Book
Richard Overton (AP Photo)
Richard Overton (AP Photo)
Richard Overton, at 112 years old, was the oldest remaining U.S. World War II veteran, the oldest man in the United States, and the third-oldest man in the world. He volunteered for the U.S. Army, serving all over the Pacific Theater in its all-black 188th Aviation Engineer Battalion. A native of Texas, Overton returned to his home state after the war and worked for the Texas Department of the Treasury.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from December 30, 2018 to January 5, 2019
OVERTON, Richard A. Richard A. Overton, age 112, the oldest living WWII Veteran died peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Bastrop County, Texas on May... Read Obituary
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Richard A. Overton, age 112, the oldest living WWII Veteran died peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Bastrop County, Texas on May 11, 1906 to Gentry... Read Obituary

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