Richard Arvin Overton

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Overton in August 2013

Richard Arvin Overton (born May 11, 1906) is an American supercentenarian. He is the oldest verified surviving American World War II veteran.[1][2][3][4] He was born in Bastrop County, Texas.

He lives in Austin, Texas. When he was 82 years old, his wife, Wilma, died in 1988.[5] In November 2015, Overton was hospitalized for pneumonia at the age of 109 in Austin.[6] On May 11, 2016, Overton became a supercentenarian.[7]

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