America's Oldest Veteran Throws Down For 109th Birthday With Burgers, Milkshakes And Cigars
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
This WWII veteran turned up for his 109th birthday like a total boss.
East Austin, Texas, resident Richard Overton is thought to be the oldest living veteran in the U.S., and this past Sunday, he rang in his 109th year with a celebration complete with burgers, milkshakes, cake and cigars.
The event was hosted by Overton’s friend and neighbor, Helen Elliot.
"He's just the coolest neighbor on the planet,” Elliot told Fox 7 News. “He's so much fun and always has the best stories and he always has a birthday party in his front yard and a couple months ago he said, 'When you going to throw a party in your yard for me?'"
So Elliot did just that, rounding up Overton’s family and friends for a birthday bash with the theme Mighty Fine at 109 -- the party was sponsored by Austin-based burger joint, Mighty Fine Burgers. Austin mayor Steve Adler was in attendance, the Washington Post reported, and Overton, whose actual birthday is on May 11, even received a letter from President Obam
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