Spurs honor Richard Overton, the oldest living US Veteran at Military Appreciation Night

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Spurs honor Richard Overton, the oldest living US Veteran at Military Appreciation Night

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Spurs honor Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. veteran at Military Appreciation Night


San Antonio is a military town, and on Thursday night against the Memphis Grizzlies the Spurs held a Military Appreciation Night. The team donned their camouflage uniforms, then held court for a very special guest: Richard Overton.

Mr. Overton is the oldest living U.S. veteran at age 110. He was in the Pacific theater during WWII and served in the Army with the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion.

The team honored Mr. Overton during the game, and he received a standing ovation during a timeout.

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A special #SpursSalute for Mr. Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran. Thank you for your service! #ThisIsWhyWePlay
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Plus, Mr. Overton got to hang with the Spurs dancers:

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What an honor meeting the oldest living veteran, Richard Overton! #thankyouforyourservice #110 #armystrong #spurssalute #grateful
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Pretty neat of the team to do.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/thieves-drain-bank-account-of-americas-oldest-veteran/ar-AAzr1W5?li=BBnbfcL

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Thieves drain bank account of America's oldest veteran

The family of 112-year-old Richard Overton of Austin, Texas, say thieves used his personal information to empty his bank account. Overton's cousin Volma Overton told CBS affiliate KEYE-TV that thieves obtained his social security number and bank account number to purchase bonds.


"[I'm] upset and just wondering who could do something to Richard like this," Volma told KEYE. "What happened to the rest of the money?"

Overton is believed to be the oldest living veteran in the U.S., having served in World War II.

Volma said he noticed the bank account was empty last week when he deposited money into Richard's checking account. His bank told him that an account from the government's Treasury Direct program made four separate withdrawals from the account.

He said they learned someone had set up an account with the service using Richard's name to purchase the bonds.

The money was separate from a 2015 online campaign that raised more than $420,000 for the WWII veteran, the Associated Press reports.

"He's going to be upset," family friend Martin Wilford told KEYE. "We are trying to keep him in his home through all types of fundraisers, and someone could just take from him? You're going to do that to him? Shame on you."

The Austin Police Department is investigating the identity theft case, the Austin-American Statesman reports.
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