Richard Overton returns home, cleared of pneumonia

Richard Overton, the United States' oldest living World War II veteran who happens to call Austin, Texas home, has been discharged from the hospital and has returned to his home in East Austin.

Mr. Overton was taken to a local Texas hospital last week for pneumonia.

His family said that Mr. Overton, who celebrated his 111th birthday earlier this year, has been cleared of pneumonia in both his lungs and is resting. His family thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

The family is asking for limited visitors while Mr. Overton recovers.

Richard Overton recently celebrated his 111th birthday on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born in 1906 in Bastrop County, Texas. After the war in 1945, Richard Overton bought a house in East Austin for a whopping $4,000 where he's lived ever since. For his 111th birthday, the Austin City Council helped give the street he's lived on for more than 70 years an honorary name -- Richard Overton Avenue.

Richard Overton served as an Army Sergeant in World War II and is widely considered a national treasure.

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