He served with the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion. During his years of service, from 1942-45, he made stops in Hawaii, Guam, Palau, and Iwo Jima. He did reach the rank of sergeant during his service.
Mr. Overton's friends and family gave him a party last week and over 100 people attended. Burgers, fries and shakes were on the menu, YUM!
Mr. Overton likes to stay busy helping out around the house with different types of yard work. He doesn't watch television because he wants to keep moving so that he doesn't get stiff.