Monday, December 30, 2013

Oldest-Living World War II Vet to Meet With Obama


From the November 11, 2013, USA Today by Greg Toppo.

RICHARD OVERTON, 107, s believed to be the oldest-surviving U.S. World War II veteran. He served in the Army's 188th Aviation Engineer Battalion and was in his 30s when he volunteered in 1942 and saw combat during the Pacific Island Hopping Campaign. This was an all black unit. He met Obama on Monday.
I always thought it was too bad President Obama was unable to go to the Doolittle Raisers Final Toast a few months ago, but am glad he is at least honoring a World War II veteran.

--GreGen

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