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America's oldest man, still smoking and drinking, turns 112

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AUSTIN, Texas -

The country's oldest living veteran turned 112 on Friday. 

Richard Overton was born in 1906 and he's not just the country's oldest living veteran, he's also the country's oldest living man.

He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in the south pacific through 1945.

Overton is celebrating by inviting everyone to come visit him. He still lives in the house he built 72-years ago, but now the street where he lives is named after him. Most days you'll find Richard Overton on his front porch smoking cigars and drinking whiskey, but the best part is, he says he feels fine. No aches and pains.

"I hope I live. I'll try to keep on living for next year," Overton told local media. "I wanna be here too next year. The year after next after that one. I wanna be there. I don't wanna die," he said with a chuckle. 

Friends are selling t-shirts featuring Overton, with some of the proceeds going to fund his 24-hour home care. 

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