The oldest living man in United States, turned 112 year, still smokes cigars
The oldest living man in United States, turned 112 year, still smokes cigars, Richard Arvin Overton (born May 11, 1906) is an American supercentenarian who at age 112 years, 47 days is both the oldest verified surviving U.S. war veteran and the oldest living man in the United States. He is the oldest surviving veteran of World War II who served in the United States Army. In 2013, he was honored by President Barack Obama. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Overton gained media attention during the 2013 Memorial Day weekend when he told Fox News he would spend his Memorial Day “smoking cigars and drinking whiskey-stiffened coffee.”
On that same Memorial Day, Overton met with Texas Governor Rick Perry. Overton was also invited to the White House where he met with President Barack Obama, and to the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where he was singled out by name for praise by the President.
During an NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies on March 24, 2017, Overton was honored during a half-time break.
Overton is the subject of a 2016 documentary, Mr. Overton, in which he is interviewed about his daily routine, thoughts on his longevity, and his military service. On May 3, 2016, he became the oldest surviving American veteran after the death of Frank Levingston.
On May 11, 2016, Overton became a supercentenarian.
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