America’s Oldest Living Veteran Shows Off Gun Collection

On May 11, 2015, Richard Overton turned 109 — which makes him the oldest living veteran of WWII.

Overton caught up with photojournalist Ben Philippi to show of his favorite firearms.

When you’re 109, what guns will you still be clinging to?

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  • Silverbullet April 21, 2017, 2:19 pm

    Thank you sir , for your service to our nation. I too love the Browning , mines the 3″ magnum 32″ barrel . My brother in law bought it for me when I came home from the hospitals , after being paralyzed from transverse myilitis . I still have it and it’s provided many venison dinners and duck too.

  • Lloyd Dumas April 21, 2017, 7:44 am

    Great to see he is doing well, also great to see he is holding that Browning A5 that is my all time favorite, him look like a 12ga my favorite is the 16ga, lots of history behind this gun the very first auto loader and Mr. John Moses Browning got it right the first time. No argument Mr. Browning was the greatest gun maker ever lived. Browning just to make the A5 again after dropping it in 1999, the demand was great but I prefer the older model and I can’t help but wonder why the 16ga lost favor, will you guys please comment on the 16ga I would love to see your thoughts. My ultimate gun goal is to own a Duck’s Unlimited 16ga I have hinted to my kids for years,but I think I must go it alone.

  • Captain Bob June 17, 2016, 11:54 am

    Love his smile! I’ll bet he wakes up every morning with a great outlook for the day.
    Shotgun looks like a Browning 12 gauge. If he can still shoot that with no problems, great but I would think he would have toned down to a 28 gauge or even a .410 by now.

  • Roy Grady May 11, 2015, 10:14 pm

    Happy birthday Sr.

    Roy Grady

  • Martin B May 11, 2015, 8:19 pm

    What a guy! He is an inspiration to us all.

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