2 thoughts on “America’s oldest World War 2 veteran

  1. RIP says:

    Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the United States, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/27/us/richard-overton-oldest-ww-ii-vet-died/index.html Overton would have been 113 on May 11, 2019. Overton was born near Austin, Texas, in 1906 and served in the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion.
    See “A look back at black aviation engineer units of World War II” https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/109658/a-look-back-at-black-aviation-engineer-units-of-world-war-ii/

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