111-year-old black veteran gets African-American museum…


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The interior of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington

The oldest US veteran of World War II, the 111-year-old grandson of a slave, has received an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture after being flown to Washington on a private jet by a wealthy benefactor.

Richard Overton, who turns 112 next month is believed to be the oldest man in the United States and the third-oldest in the world.

Overton grew up in Texas, where his grandfather, a former slave, settled after being granted his freedom in Tennessee.

He served in the Pacific during World War II in an all-black…

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