Funeral held for the oldest WWII vet in the U.S.

AUSTIN - A funeral was held in Texas Saturday for Richard Overton, who passed away in December as the oldest World War II veteran in the U.S. at 112 years old.

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, spoke at the funeral, which was open to the public.

In 2013, Overton was honored by former President Barack Obama at Arlington National Cemetary.

Overton was laid to rest at Texas State Cemetary in Austin.

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