Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday, May 11, 2018, at his East Austin, Texas, home where he has lived since 1945.

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday, May 11, 2018, at his East Austin, Texas, home where he has lived since 1945.

 Austin City Council Member Ora Houston helps Richard Overton celebrate his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.

Austin City Council Member Ora Houston helps Richard Overton celebrate his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.

 Austinites stood in line in Richard Overton’s front yard on May 11, 2018, to climb the porch steps and pose for photos with America’s oldest living World War II survivor on his 112th birthday.

Austinites stood in line in Richard Overton’s front yard on May 11, 2018, to climb the porch steps and pose for photos with America’s oldest living World War II survivor on his 112th birthday.

 No, it’s not a typo — Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran, turned 112 on Friday, May 11, 2018.

No, it’s not a typo — Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran, turned 112 on Friday, May 11, 2018.

 Martin Wilford provides a helping hand as his wife, Shimanda Piper-Wilford, lights the candles on Richard Overton’s birthday cake on May 11, 2018. Martin and Shimanda are constant presences in Overton’s life as friends and caregivers for America’s oldest living World War II veteran.

Martin Wilford provides a helping hand as his wife, Shimanda Piper-Wilford, lights the candles on Richard Overton’s birthday cake on May 11, 2018. Martin and Shimanda are constant presences in Overton’s life as friends and caregivers for America’s oldest living World War II veteran.

 As celebrating Austinites look on from the front yard, longtime friend and caregiver Martin Wilford presents Richard Overton with his 112th birthday cake on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Overton’s East Austin home.

As celebrating Austinites look on from the front yard, longtime friend and caregiver Martin Wilford presents Richard Overton with his 112th birthday cake on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Overton’s East Austin home.

 Some people at Richard Overton’s 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, wore T-shirts bearing his mantra: “Keep living, don’t die.”

Some people at Richard Overton’s 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, wore T-shirts bearing his mantra: “Keep living, don’t die.”

 Richard Overton, an American treasure, is the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran. He celebrated his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.

Richard Overton, an American treasure, is the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran. He celebrated his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.

 From selfies snapped beside the porch to photos posed on the porch, everyone clamored to get their picture taken with Richard Overton during his 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, at his East Austin home.

From selfies snapped beside the porch to photos posed on the porch, everyone clamored to get their picture taken with Richard Overton during his 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, at his East Austin home.

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 At 111 years of age, Richard Overton is America’s oldest living World War II veteran. Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Overton's birthday, May 11, as Richard Overton Day in the city and announced that the street on which Overton lives, Hamilton Avenue, was temporarily being renamed Richard Overton Avenue.  Overton, who is recovering from pneumonia, is once again a familiar sight on his front porch after a recent hospital stay. Caregivers continue to ask for donations at  www.gofundme.com/Help-Richard-Overton  to keep Overton living in his home instead of in a nursing home. 

At 111 years of age, Richard Overton is America’s oldest living World War II veteran. Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Overton's birthday, May 11, as Richard Overton Day in the city and announced that the street on which Overton lives, Hamilton Avenue, was temporarily being renamed Richard Overton Avenue.

Overton, who is recovering from pneumonia, is once again a familiar sight on his front porch after a recent hospital stay. Caregivers continue to ask for donations at www.gofundme.com/Help-Richard-Overton to keep Overton living in his home instead of in a nursing home. 

Richard Overton
Richard Overton

At 111 years of age, Richard Overton is America’s oldest living World War II veteran. Overton, who was 110 when this 2016 photo was taken at his East Austin home, celebrated his birthday on May 11 — declared by Austin Mayor Steve Adler as Richard Overton Day in Texas’ capital city.

Friends and caregivers continue to ask for donations (www.gofundme.com/Help-Richard-Overton) to keep the energetic Overton, who is recovering from pneumonia, living at home instead of in a nursing home.

 Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday, May 11, 2018, at his East Austin, Texas, home where he has lived since 1945.
 Austin City Council Member Ora Houston helps Richard Overton celebrate his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.
 Austinites stood in line in Richard Overton’s front yard on May 11, 2018, to climb the porch steps and pose for photos with America’s oldest living World War II survivor on his 112th birthday.
 No, it’s not a typo — Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran, turned 112 on Friday, May 11, 2018.
 Martin Wilford provides a helping hand as his wife, Shimanda Piper-Wilford, lights the candles on Richard Overton’s birthday cake on May 11, 2018. Martin and Shimanda are constant presences in Overton’s life as friends and caregivers for America’s oldest living World War II veteran.
 As celebrating Austinites look on from the front yard, longtime friend and caregiver Martin Wilford presents Richard Overton with his 112th birthday cake on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Overton’s East Austin home.
 Some people at Richard Overton’s 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, wore T-shirts bearing his mantra: “Keep living, don’t die.”
 Richard Overton, an American treasure, is the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran. He celebrated his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.
 From selfies snapped beside the porch to photos posed on the porch, everyone clamored to get their picture taken with Richard Overton during his 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, at his East Austin home.
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 At 111 years of age, Richard Overton is America’s oldest living World War II veteran. Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Overton's birthday, May 11, as Richard Overton Day in the city and announced that the street on which Overton lives, Hamilton Avenue, was temporarily being renamed Richard Overton Avenue.  Overton, who is recovering from pneumonia, is once again a familiar sight on his front porch after a recent hospital stay. Caregivers continue to ask for donations at  www.gofundme.com/Help-Richard-Overton  to keep Overton living in his home instead of in a nursing home. 
Richard Overton

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday, May 11, 2018, at his East Austin, Texas, home where he has lived since 1945.

Austin City Council Member Ora Houston helps Richard Overton celebrate his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.

Austinites stood in line in Richard Overton’s front yard on May 11, 2018, to climb the porch steps and pose for photos with America’s oldest living World War II survivor on his 112th birthday.

No, it’s not a typo — Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran, turned 112 on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Martin Wilford provides a helping hand as his wife, Shimanda Piper-Wilford, lights the candles on Richard Overton’s birthday cake on May 11, 2018. Martin and Shimanda are constant presences in Overton’s life as friends and caregivers for America’s oldest living World War II veteran.

As celebrating Austinites look on from the front yard, longtime friend and caregiver Martin Wilford presents Richard Overton with his 112th birthday cake on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Overton’s East Austin home.

Some people at Richard Overton’s 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, wore T-shirts bearing his mantra: “Keep living, don’t die.”

Richard Overton, an American treasure, is the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran. He celebrated his 112th birthday on May 11, 2018.

From selfies snapped beside the porch to photos posed on the porch, everyone clamored to get their picture taken with Richard Overton during his 112th birthday party on May 11, 2018, at his East Austin home.

At 111 years of age, Richard Overton is America’s oldest living World War II veteran. Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Overton's birthday, May 11, as Richard Overton Day in the city and announced that the street on which Overton lives, Hamilton Avenue, was temporarily being renamed Richard Overton Avenue.

Overton, who is recovering from pneumonia, is once again a familiar sight on his front porch after a recent hospital stay. Caregivers continue to ask for donations at www.gofundme.com/Help-Richard-Overton to keep Overton living in his home instead of in a nursing home. 

Richard Overton

At 111 years of age, Richard Overton is America’s oldest living World War II veteran. Overton, who was 110 when this 2016 photo was taken at his East Austin home, celebrated his birthday on May 11 — declared by Austin Mayor Steve Adler as Richard Overton Day in Texas’ capital city.

Friends and caregivers continue to ask for donations (www.gofundme.com/Help-Richard-Overton) to keep the energetic Overton, who is recovering from pneumonia, living at home instead of in a nursing home.

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