Meet Richard Overton

In the past week, Richard Overton, America's oldest man – who happens to be World War II veteran – turned 112 years old.

When asked the secret to his long life, Richard explained that he smokes 12 cigars a day and that his favorite drink is whiskey and Coke.

He also enjoys waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, ice cream and Dr. Pepper. (Maxim)

Richard Overton gets up very early each morning. His caregiver helps him through his morning routine, then he packs his pair of cigars away and prepares for another day.

Overton is 112 years old. He is the oldest man in America, and the oldest living military veteran. He's also a role model. He proves some people can smoke cigars, drink coffee, eat what they want and still outlast us all.

Overton has outlived most of his immediate family, and he's pretty chill about death, saying "I didn’t know when I came here, and I don’t know when I’m going...That’s God’s work."

A short documentary made when Overton was a youth of 109 gives further insight into how to live.


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