Richard Overton, oldest living veteran, turns 112

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The oldest living World War II veteran and oldest living man in the U.S. turns 112 Friday, and his family and friends are celebrating by inviting everyone to stop by and see him.

Richard Overton, born in 1906, still lives in east Austin in the house he built 72 years ago. Overton moved into the house, now on a street named after him, in 1946, and still spends his days on his front porch, smoking cigars and drinking whiskey.

“I feel fine every day,” Overton told a gaggle of reporters and photographers gathered outside his home on Thursday. “No pain and no aches.”

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