RIP Richard Overton

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Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:39 pm

The oldest living veteran of WWII has died at 112. He was quite a guy - smoked 12 cigars a day, etc.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/28/68064371 ... ies-at-112
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:55 pm

12 Cigars a day for 94 years
This how I will remember him, with a cigar and a Tommy Gun

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Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:00 pm

He was a cool dude. I remember watching the video piece on him, and his outlook on life and the contentment he had really made me take a hard look at myself.
I would say that I am sad that he is gone, but with the amazing and long life he lived, I can't help but feel like the fella deserved some rest. RIP.
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:06 pm

He attributed his long life to God, cigars and whiskey
He was a God fearing Christian man and I will see him in Heaven
A great American
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 pm

The guy was a stand-up American. @Kevin Keith was the first person to tell me about him, and I watched a mini documentary on him. I have talked about him many times since.
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:43 pm

Kind of sad, but I guess most goals have been met by 112 years or never will be.
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:13 pm

He was a great man and I cannot imagine what 112 years of life has given him. He traveled a long road, Rest in Peace.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:33 am

This is a loss for sure. After reading the article I see a lot of my grandfather's experiences and characteristics in Mr. Overton. My fraternal grandpa was a WWII Army vet. At some point he pulled the long straw and was put on "beach clean up" duty after D-Day... didn't talk about it much, as one might expect. My maternal grandpa was a WWII Air Force vet. He was gunner in a bomber that was shot down and spent time in a POW camp in Austria. He came back severely malnourished I'm told, and he didn't talk about it much, either. Both passed in their mid to late 80's and I remember them both as "manly" men. It was a different time and these men were clearly a different breed.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:18 pm

We in the greater Austin area were blessed to have Richard in our community, he was truly one of the "greatest generation" and he'll be missed greatly. Once asked what his secret was for such a long life he replied... "good whiskey and good cigars". ;) :D
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