At age 107, Austin’s Richard Overton has led the kind of life most people only get to read about. But not all of it reads like a storybook fairy tale.
As a younger man, he battled across the Pacific Theater of World War II as a member of the Army’s all-black 1887th Aviation Engineer Battalion. He dug through foxholes in the darkness. He fought Japanese soldiers who hid in trees and hollows.
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