Richard Overton's 112th Birthday / by Montinique Monroe

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Friends, family and community members celebrate America's oldest living WWII veteran Richard Overton, during a public party at his East Austin home for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Friends, family and community members celebrate America's oldest living WWII veteran Richard Overton, during a public party at his East Austin home for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Family members lead a prayer before beginning a celebration honoring Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Family members lead a prayer before beginning a celebration honoring Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Community members pray before beginning a celebration honoring Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Community members pray before beginning a celebration honoring Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Community members pray before beginning a celebration honoring Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Community members pray before beginning a celebration honoring Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, lights a cigar on the front porch of his East Austin home during a public party celebrating his 112th birthday.Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, lights a cigar on the front porch of his East Austin home during a public party celebrating his 112th birthday.Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Richard Overton poses for a photo on the front porch of his East Austin home during a public party celebrating his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Richard Overton poses for a photo on the front porch of his East Austin home during a public party celebrating his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Friends, family and community members celebrate America's oldest living WWII veteran Richard Overton, during a public party at his East Austin home for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Friends, family and community members celebrate America's oldest living WWII veteran Richard Overton, during a public party at his East Austin home for his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

Friends, family and community members celebrate America's oldest living WWII veteran Richard Overton, during a public party at his East Austin home for his 112th birthday.

Friends, family and community members celebrate America's oldest living WWII veteran Richard Overton, during a public party at his East Austin home for his 112th birthday.

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. A public birthday party for Richard Overton - America's oldest living WWII combat veteran - who turned 112. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, smokes a cigar on the front porch of his East Austin home during a public party celebrating his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News

AUSTIN, TEXAS. May 11, 2018. Richard Overton, America's oldest living WWII veteran, smokes a cigar on the front porch of his East Austin home during a public party celebrating his 112th birthday. Montinique Monroe for KUT News