America's oldest WWII vet still drinks whiskey as he turns 109

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America's Oldest Vet Is Mighty Fine At 109

Richard Overton is America's oldest living veteran, and he parties harder than most his age.

He just turned 109-years-old and celebrated with a sponsored "Mighty Fine at 109" birthday party complete with cake, burgers, cigars and whiskey.

The WWII veteran told the Wall Street Journal he smokes 12 cigars a day, throws back whiskey occasionally and still drives. How else would he help the local widows get to church?

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America's oldest WWII vet still drinks whiskey as he turns 109
World War II veteran 107 year-old Richard Overton, center, from East Austin, Texas, stands up for the presentation of the colors during Veteran Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Overton celebrated his 107th birthday last week and travel this weekend to Washington D.C., as part of the Honor Flight, a collection of World War II veterans who are recognized each year for their contribution to America. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Richard Overton the oldest living WWII veteran, listens during a Veterans Day ceremony attended by President Barack Obama, commemorating Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The president paid tribute to those who have served in the nation's military, including one of the nation's oldest veterans, the 107-year-old Overton of East Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran, recently celebrated his 109th birthday and said he still enjoys whiskey.
Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran, recently celebrated his 109th birthday and said he still enjoys whiskey.
Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran, recently celebrated his 109th birthday and said he still enjoys whiskey.
Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran, recently celebrated his 109th birthday and said he still enjoys whiskey.
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Overton is able to remain independent at his home in Austin, Texas thanks to a medical alert service that is provided free of charge for the rest of his life in appreciation for his courageous service to our country.

Overton told KVUE he had a blast and hopes to see friends and family again at next year's celebration.

"I'm really surprised, I really didn't know there was going to be this many people. I knew it was going to be somebody, but I didn't know it was going to be like this and I really enjoyed it."

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