Richard Overton, the oldest known American World War II veteran, has died.
Overton, who turned 112 in May, was the oldest man in the United States.
He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and was part of an all-black engineer aviation battalion.
"Uncle Sam called me in, and I went there and I had to do it," he told KUT's Audrey McGlinchy in 2015.
He served in Pearl Harbor and in the Pacific theater at Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
"I'm glad I'm back home, and I'm glad I didn't get like some of the others.
He had breakfast with the president and Vice President Joe Biden, before attending a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. »