Governor Abbott Statement On Passing Of Richard Overton

December 28, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Overton, America's oldest World War II veteran:

"Richard Overton is an American icon and a Texas legend," said Governor Abbott. "With his quick wit and kind spirit he touched the lives of so many, and I am deeply honored to have known him. Richard Overton made us proud to be Texans and proud to be Americans. We can never repay Richard Overton for his service to our nation and for his lasting impact on the Lone Star State. On behalf of Texas, Cecilia and I offer our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."