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    Default U.S.'s oldest living man, Richard Overton, dies at 112

    Allen Cone
    Dec. 28, 2018

    Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Richard Overton, the oldest living man in the United States, died Thursday afternoon at age 112 in Austin, Texas.
    Overton, who also was the oldest War War II veteran, had been treated for pnuemonia at a rehabilitation facility.
    "We are thankful for everything he's done for the family, for the world," Volma Overton, his third cousin, tearfully told theDallas Morning News. "We're going to miss him."
    Overton was born on May 11, 1906, the year of the first wireless radio broadcast. During World War II, he was stationed with the all-black Army's 188th Aviation Engineer Battalion on various islands in the Pacific.

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    Mr. Overton was 1 of only 4 male U.S. "supercentenarians." He said in an interview, "he began smoking cigars at age 18, and smoked one or more everyday his entire life." So, there's a health tip. They surely don't make them like that anymore. There's an estimated 44 U.S. citizens over the age of 110 yrs. old.....3 men, the rest women. And, they are spread across the country, living in cold states, like Missouri & Illinois and warm places, like California & Florida. But, they also reside in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, etc. So much for retiring in Florida. Lol.
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