America’s oldest World War II vet remembered as ‘a Texas legend’
AUSTIN, Texas — Richard Overton was buried in a field…
Richard Overton served in the South Pacific during the war. He has been honored many times in recent years, even being honored by President Obama during a ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington. But the greatest honor he has experienced was his baptism into Christ during the summer of 2014. He was 107 years old when he was born again.
Until recently, Richard drove his own pickup truck to worship services every Sunday. Though his mind is still as sharp as a tack, he says he feels weak at times but assures everyone he is fine.
As late as last summer he was still mowing lawns for “widow women” in his neighborhood because, he says, they were too old to do it themselves. We look forward to his 110th birthday in May 2016 and are pretty sure he will be there for it.
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