Richard Arvin Overton was the oldest verified World War II veteran, up until two days ago. On December 27, 2018, he passed away at the age of 112. He was also the third-oldest man in the world. He was around longer than any of us. So you can only imagine the things that Richard has seen.
The Things He Saw
Overton was born on May 11, 1906, in Bastrop County, Texas. He is the grandson of a slave and grew up in one of the darkest periods in American history. He lived through the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the election of the first black president of the United States.