The Oldest Living Veteran

A prestigious man by the name of Richard Overton, since the year 2016 has been quoted as the oldest living veteran.  What an honorable title to have and hold.  Richard is a World War Two veteran, and he lives within his post-retirement setting in Austin, Texas.  What people love so much about Richard isn’t only the fact that he proudly served his country.  People just adore the fact that Richard plays by his own rules and regulations.  Really, at the age Richard is, who shouldn’t be allowed to play within the light of their ways?  

This one-hundred and eleven-year-old veteran still smokes his cigars and drinks whiskey, living his life within the most peaceful gestures.  That’s why so many people have taken to his liking.  Mr. Overton loves to chat with his friends and family out on his front porch, and he will even drive into town to see what’s going on.  Yes, that is correct.  Richard Overton still drives, which is impressive, isn’t it?  Just a few years ago in 2013, Richard Overton visited Washington D.C., and that was when he was referred to as the oldest living veteran, which in reality didn’t come true until the year of 2016.  When Richard was quoted as the most elderly living veteran in 2016, it seemed as though he instantly became a living legend.  The Texas Governor showed up at Mr. Overton’s front door bringing Richard his infamous, whiskey.  Could you only imagine what a scene like that would be?  

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What could make it even better?  Our president at the time being Obama also invited Richard to The White House, but that’s not the end of his national attention.  It gets even better.  The San Antonio Spurs presented him with a number 110 jersey, which was Richard’s age at the time.  The team also brought him out on the field for a standing commendation.  How amazing is that?  Richard even became a staple at the Austin civic events like the annual veteran’s day parade.  Meanwhile, what makes this story even better is the fact that strangers began sending him cigars through the post to show their admiration for his duty from so many years ago.  Mr. Overton also receives gracious phone calls and visitors dropping by to thank him for his fantastic service.  Who knows, maybe a couple of cigars and a glass of whiskey was shared…

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