Richard Overton is believed to be the oldest living World War II veteran.
At 107 years old, he got an enthusiastic reception when he arrived in Washington, DC Sunday. USA Today was there.
OVERTON: "Well, I wasn't expecting this kind of crowd."
This Veterans Day will be extra special for Overton — he'll start the day with breakfast at the White House with President Obama. (Via KHOU)
Overton volunteered to serve in 1942. He was a member of the 188th Aviation engineer Battalion as part of an all-black unit. (Via Fox News)
It's been 70 years since he came home from the Pacific, and Monday the Austin native will also visit Arlington National Cemetary with the president. (Via WYFF)
But if you're wondering how he'll react — if it's any indication, earlier this year he met Texas Governor Rick Perry — and was actually pretty chill about it. (Via KTBC)
REPORTER: "Are you excited about meeting the governor?"
OVERTON: "No, he's a human, ain't he? What? I ain't scared of him."
Curious the secret to Overton's long life?
He told USA Today he puts a tablespoon of whiskey in his coffee evey morning — and smokes a dozen cigars a day.
We don't recommend it — but it obviously works for Overton.
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