The oldest WWII Veteran turns 109. Still puffing on his stogies...
AUSTIN, Tex. (WLS) -- The oldest living World War II veteran is turning 109 with a week of celebrations.
Richard Overton's birthday is next Monday, but his friends and family threw him a big bash this past weekend in Austin, Texas. More than 100 people showed up, including Mayor Steve Adler and the Austin Police's assistant chief.
"I feel happy that I've made it," Overton told ABC News. "I know I can't make another 109, so I'm satisfied with this one."