Richard Overton, Veteran, Turns 112 Smoking Cigars, Drinking Whiskey

Richard Overton leaves the court after a presentation honoring him as the oldest living American war veteran in a basketball game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs. (AP

He's the oldest man in America and the oldest veteran, and believed to be the third-oldest man in the world.

Overton was born in Bastrop County in 1906 and enlisted in the Army in 1940.

Looking forward to his 112th year, he said he has one goal: "I'm looking to live is about the main thing".

Through donations to a GoFundMe page, Overton has been able to remain in the house he built 70 years ago and afford the around the clock care he needs, according to the Dallas News.

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These days, Overton's life is less combative.

Nevertheless, Overton hasn't let age slow him down only last 30 days, the now 112-year-old flew to a private jet to the National Museum of African American Culture and History at Washington, D.C. The WWII veteran served in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion from 1942 to 1945, which included stops in Angaur, Peleliu and Iwo Jima, the Austin American-Statesman reported. "No pain and no aches".

To help for this specific expense, his family produced a GoFundMe webpage to get Overton that's raised significantly more than $230,000 of its $400,000 goal.

When comedian Steve Harvey asked Overton in 2012 how he has lived so long, Overton said: "Just keep living, don't die".

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