Service held in Texas for Richard Overton, 112, WWII veteran

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran who at 112 was believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., has been remembered for his love of country and joy for life.

Gov. Greg Abbott was among hundreds of mourners honoring Overton during Saturday’s funeral at Shoreline Church in Austin. Overton, who died Dec. 27, served in the all-black…

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