Today, America's oldest living World War II combat veteran celebrated his 111th birthday.
Richard Overton, born in Bastrop County in 1906, enlisted in the Army in 1940. He served in the South Pacific and left the military in 1945. He's been honored by everyone from Mayor Steve Adler to former President Barack Obama, who invited Overton to Washington, D.C. in 2013 to celebrate Armed Services Day.
Overton celebrated his birthday with several events, including lunch at the UT Club and a party at his home in East Austin, which was open to the public. A portion of his street, Hamilton Avenue, was also symbolically dedicated in his honor.