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WWII Vet Returns Home To Crowd Of Supporters

Updated: Tuesday, November 12 2013, 09:48 PM CST

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was filled with people Tuesday night armed with signs and support for World War II veteran Richard Overton. Overton is considered the oldest living U.S. WWII veteran.

Overton, 107, returned home to the sounds of cheers as he stepped off his plane from Washington D.C.

This Veterans Day Overton had the chance to have lunch with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. But Overton remains mum about what he and the president talked about.

Overton received two standing ovations during the Veterans Day ceremony in Washington D.C., and then received quite the welcome home as dozens gathered to see him.

"I'm surprised to see them, I'm proud to see them and there's more yonder, and there might be more in heaven when I go up there," Overton said.

Overton tells us if he's invited he'll be back to celebrate Veterans Day in D.C. next year.

By Rachel Kent

WWII Vet Returns Home To Crowd Of Supporters


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