Pay It Forward: Help 110 Year Old US Veteran Richard Overton
We get by with a little help from our friends…this new section of our blog features people in need of funds to help cover costs for medical bills, emergencies, memorials and more.
Even $5 can help – maybe skip your Starbucks in the morning and help this family instead? I did.
THE STORY FROM GO FUND ME: US Veteran, 110 Year Old Richard Overton
Richard Overton is 110 years old and is the oldest living United States veteran. He is a veteran of World War II and currently lives in his home in Austin, Texas.
Richard has out lived all of his closest relatives and is in need of 24/7 home care. We are asking for donations to keep him living in his home instead of a nursing home.
In 2013, Richard met President Obama at the White House for breakfast before accompanying the president to the to Arlington National Cemetery for a Veterans Day ceremony, where he was honored.
In 2015, Austin filmakers Rocky Conly and Matt Cooper made a short film about Richard Overton.
In 2015, Richard Overton was featured in Cigar Aficionado magazine as America’s Oldest Cigar Smoker. He says the secret to long life is “Cigars and God”. He is also known to enjoy his whiskey still.
On behalf of the Overton family, we greatly appreciate any donations to help Richard stay in his home and receive in-home care.