111-year-old WW2 veteran gets African-American museum tour


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 battalion and worked in a furniture store after the war.
On Sunday, Overton took a private tour of the African-American museum in Washington thanks to Robert Smith, a billionaire businessman and investor who is richest African-American in the…

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