(Austin, TX) -- The oldest living World War 2 veteran in America is in the hospital with pneumonia again. The family of Austin, Texas resident Richard Overton says he has been in the hospital for pneumonia several times this year. Overton turned 112 years old in May.
Overton built a home 72 years ago in east Austin. That street is now called "Richard Overton Street." Earlier in 2018, monies were stolen from his own bank account but replaced. GoFundMe donations are still being accepted from the community that his family uses to pay for supporting his round-the-clock care.
His family is also asking for people's prayers on his behalf.