Whiskey-Drinking, Cigar-Smoking 111 Year Old Veteran Reveals His Longevity Secret

This is Richard Overton, The U.S.A.’s oldest veteran. Born upon May 11, 1906, he has actually celebrated 111 birthday celebrations (109 at the time of recording).

The super centenarian has actually endured the Great Depression, served in World War II, and observed the rise of the Internet. From the Ford Model T to self-driving cars and trucks, even more technical and also scientific development have taken place in Overton’s lifetime compared to maybe other century in history.


The veteran, who served in the South Pacific, was also included in Cigar Fanatic as America’s earliest cigar and cigarette smoker. He informed the magazine that putting a little bourbon in your morning coffee is “like medication.”


Overton isn’t the only one  spilling the beans on a long and happy life. The 101-year-old Eunice Modlin eats two pieces of dark chocolate every day. Ruth Benjamin, 109, credits bacon for her longevity. All in all, the consensus seems to be do (and eat!) what you love, with maybe a little moderation. Just don’t tell Richard that.

Source: https://truththeory.com/2017/07/24/whiskey-drinking-cigar-smoking-109-year-old-reveals-secrets-good-living/; http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/news/a42747/whiskey-ice-cream-long-life/; http://www.thegrandreport.com/109-year-old-veteran-drinks-whiskey-smokes-cigars-nearly-everyday-and-hes-still-going-strong/