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Wow, from the article:

America’s oldest veteran, Richard Overton, who served in the Army during World War II and credited God, whiskey and cigars for his remarkable longevity, died Thursday in Texas at the age of 112, reports say.
He had been hospitalized for the last week with pneumonia, his family said.


Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard’s cousin, said the vet died Thursday evening at a rehab facility in Austin.
Overton, who was also thought to be the oldest living American, was born in 1906 in Bastrop County, just outside Austin, Texas.
Overton was in his 30s when he volunteered for the Army, and was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese surprise attack in 1941.
The WWII veteran served in the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion from 1942 to 1945, a period that included stops in Angaur, Palau; Peleliu, Micronesia; and Iwo Jima, Japan.
 

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Thanks for finding this Keith :good2::good2:

GOD WHISKEY AND CIGARS


:usa:usa:usa
 

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Watched it also. Interesting guys. Said to she him gone:usa
 

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May he Rest In Peace. :usa :usa :usa
 

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Thanks for sharing this, Keith. Taking care of my father in law who is a 93 yr old WWII vet from the Navy, it amazes me how great this generation was/is.
It's sad to hear when anyone from that generation dies. They truly were the greatest generation.
 

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This makes me realize that in 10-15 years, we will experience the death of the last veteran
of WWII. The greatest generation it was.:clapping:
 

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My father who was a Navy vet, is dead now going on 3 years. When we spoke on the phone he would always end the conversation with:

Remember Pearl!!

Sometimes I still get teary eyed thinking about that!
 
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