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AUSTIN — A legend has been laid to rest.

Richard A. Overton, proud American and venerated soldier, was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on Saturday with full military honors.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Richard Overton, who was America's oldest man and oldest war veteran, died Thursday in Austin. Overton, who was honored for his military service and beloved for his propensity to enjoy his supercentenarian status with a cigar in one hand and a glass of whiskey in another, was 112 years old.

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The family of Richard Overton, America's oldest living World War II veteran, is asking for everyone to pray for his recovery after the 112-year-old was hospitalized on Wednesday with pneumonia.

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Bank of America has restored funds stolen from 112-year-old veteran Richard Overton's account, his family said.

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Someone is impersonating the oldest man in America.

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