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America's oldest living World War II veteran turns 112

Richard Overton leaves the court after a presentation honoring him as the oldest living American war veteran in a basketball game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs. (AP

Nevertheless, Overton hasn't let age slow him down only last 30 days, the now 112-year-old flew to a private jet to the National Museum of African American Culture and History at Washington, D.C.

The oldest living World War II veteran has turned 112.

Congress honors 99-year-old Filipino WWII veteranAccording to the Austin American-Statesman, Overton "was born in Bastrop County in 1906, served in the Pacific Theater with the Army's all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion from 1942 to 1945".

Through donations from GoFundMe, Richard Overton is able to remain in the home he built 70 years ago and afford the around-the-clock care he needs, the Dallas News reported. The birthday bash, hosted by Austin hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm and featuring music by DJ Kay Cali, will be 4 to 7 p.m.

"I hope I live".

"I love to have a birthday", Overton said Thursday from his porch. "I don't wanna die", he said with a chuckle.

Overton now enjoying cigars and whiskey at his home.

This is how Overton keeps living his life without dying.