Richard Arvin Overton
Richard Arvin Overton (born May 11, 1906) is an American centenarian. He is the oldest verified surviving American World War II veteran. In 2013 he was honored by President Barack Obama. On that same Memorial Day, Overton met with Texas Governor Rick Perry. He was born in Bastrop County, Texas.
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- Royce-Bartlett, Lindy (November 11, 2013). "Oldest World War II vet Richard Overton, 107, honored by President Obama". CNN.
- Thuman, Scott (November 11, 2013), Richard Overton honored by President Obama on Veterans Day, WJLA-TV
- Toppo, Greg (November 10, 2013). "Oldest living WWII vet to meet with Obama". USA Today.
- "Oldest known WWII veteran honored at Arlington ceremony". Fox News Channel. November 11, 2013.
- "Oldest living WWII vet meets Gov. Perry". YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Arvine, Richard Overton (2013). "Richard Arvine Overton Collection". memory.loc.gov. Veterans History Project. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
- Carbaugh, Dane (2017-03-24). "Spurs honor Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. veteran at Military Appreciation Night". ProBasketballTalk. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- Texas Death Index, Wilma Overton. Accessed 1 September 2015. (subscription needed)
- Staff (2016-05-11). "Nation's oldest living WWII Combat Veteran Richard Overton turning 110". fox7austin.com. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
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