111-Year-Old Texan Tours the African American Museum in Style


Richard Overton (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman)

Texan Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living veteran took an unexpected tour to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C in style.

Overton was born a grandson of a Tennessee slave in 1906 who moved to Texas after receiving his freedom.

The veteran served in World War II and retired at the age of 85 after working years at a furniture store. Due to his long life, Overton has received quite a bit of notoriety and mentioned to a visitor, billionaire businessman Robert F. Smith, that he’d like to visit National Museum of African American History and Culture in the District one day.

Smith flew Overton and his friends on a private jet to the Washington museum foe a private tour.

The war veteran was…

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