Oldest living American World War II veteran meets President Obama

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 8:00 PM

TEXAS--A Texas man is believed to be the oldest living American World War II veteran. He got a special honor on Monday.

Richard Overton, 107, was at Arlington National Cemetery Monday for the traditional presidential wreath laying ceremony.

Overton got a standing ovation from the crowd as President Barack Obama thanked him for his service.

Overton was at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He said he only got out by the grace of God.

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