Oldest WWII vet gets free home repairs

America’s oldest living World War II veteran is getting a home makeover for free.

Richard Overton is 111-years-old and enjoys spending his days smoking a cigar on his front porch.

“That’s what I built it for, to sit on it,” he said.

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He moved into the Austin home in 1948 and not much has changed after nearly 70 years, which is why Meals on Wheels is stepping in.

Despite delivering meals, they now do some home repair work.

"We want older adults to be able to age in place, live out the remainder of their lives in their own homes where they're most comfortable, but we want those to be healthy and safe environments for them and that's what our program does,” said Adam Hauser from Meals on Wheels of Central Texas.

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Crews will install a walk-in shower and will make the bathroom more accessible. They will rewire the home to add central heating and air conditioning. The carpet will also be replaced.

"I don't have to tell them thank you. They know I thank 'em. If I thank 'em too many times, I won't have no thanks left!" said Overton.

The renovation project is expected to take about two weeks to complete.