The PJ Tatler

America's Oldest Living Veteran, 108, Still Enjoys a Whiskey and a Cigar

I don’t really care who you are or what you’ve done. Richard Overton is someone you don’t want to mess with.

From The Houston Chronicle in November 2013: “He drives and walks without a cane. During a television interview in March, he told a reporter that he doesn’t take medicine, smokes cigars every day and takes whiskey in his morning coffee. The key to living to his age, he said, is simply ‘staying out of trouble.’

“I may drink a little in the evening too with some soda water, but that’s it,” Overton told Fox News. “Whiskey’s a good medicine. It keeps your muscles tender.”

You have to keep supple when you’re sporting a Tommy gun.

Overton served in the Army in World War II and now lives in Austin.