Oldest living veteran in the US hospitalized in Austin

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AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) Richard Overton of Austin, who at 112 is the oldest living veteran in the U.S. is hospitalized with pneumonia.

Richard Overton. (MGN/file)

"He needs everybody's prayers," his cousin, Volma Overton, Jr. said.

Overton was taken to the hospital on Dec. 12.

He lives in a home in east Austin he built 72 years ago.

Earlier this year, money was stolen from his bank account, but the funds were later restored.

Another account holds GoFundMe donations the family uses to pay for his round-the-clock care.