Remembering WW2 Vet Richard Overton and His Remarkable Life

Richard Overton lived an impressive life. Not only was he a World War Two vet, but he lived lived every day of his 112 years on his terms. Mr. Overton joined the Army in 1940 and served with bravery in the war.

In 1945, he built a house where he stayed well past his 100th year on earth. He describes his life with poetic simplicity. He drove the same truck for as long as it would last, enjoying every day with his cats, his cigars, and his positive outlook on life.

In the video below, Richard shared his philosophy, his faith, and some inspiration for us all. While he passed away three years later, his story and this video, are just as important today. Thanks to Richard Overton for both his service on the battlefield and the inspiring message of his full life.

YouTube: National Geographic

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