After spending the last month making appearances around the country, 107-year-old Richard Arvine Overton, America’s oldest veteran, plans to spend Memorial Day sipping whisky and smoking cigars.
“I don’t know, some people might do something for me, but I’ll be glad just to sit down and rest,’ World War II veteran Richard Arvine Overton told Fox News from the East Austin, Texas home he built after returning from active duty.
It’s a rare day off for Overton, who attributes his long life to his practice of mowing lawns and taking a single baby aspirin every day.
‘You got to keep moving. You don’t sit down and watch TV all the time. You have to keep moving,’ Mr Overton told KVUE after being recognized for his service by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell on May 9.
Happy Memorial Day, Mr. Overton, from The Six-Year-Old and all of us at Caterpickles.
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