Meet America's Oldest World War II Veteran

Richard Overton is 107, smokes up to 12 cigars a day and puts whiskey in his coffee. 

Richard Overton (Fox 4 News)

America's oldest living World War II veteran, Richard Overton, is 107 years old (and doesn't look a day over 90), served in the South Pacific and enjoys up to 12 cigars a day and whiskey in his coffee.

He's clearly not one to be messed with, so we're glad that Gov. Rick Perry decided to pay him a visit at his Austin, Texas, home -- a much more respectful choice than the Republican's N--gerhead hunting lodge.

Watch coverage of the visit here:

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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