Whiskey, Cigars, Vintage Ford Trucks. What’s Not to Love?

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America’s Oldest Veteran May Just Be the Coolest Ford Truck Enthusiast You’ll Ever Meet

We here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts scout the world to bring you the latest news, as well as the coolest Ford truck content the Internet has to offer. Most of the time, our stories, photos and videos place the truck — the object — at the center of the story. But other times, they take more of a supportive role.

That’s the case with this video by National Geographic about Richard Overton, America’s oldest veteran. At first we were attracted to it because of the obvious: the 1970s Ford truck. So, we thought we would share it with you for that reason. But the more we watched the video and learned about Overton’s life, we were compelled to make the story more about him and not the pickup.

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Overton is the oldest living WWII veteran, and he’s a man that lives by a few basic principles. He’s always lived within his means, and he’s appreciated every day of life God has given him. In addition, he loves drinking whiskey, smoking cigars and eating ice cream — every day. This beautiful video will help you learn a few things directly from someone that’s seen a lot. We mean, just imagine what’s happened in the United States alone in the last 109 years.

With a smirk on his face, Overton explains how year-after-year he’s passed every exam related to keeping his driver’s license. Furthermore, he uses his driving privileges to drive himself and his lady friend to church,  and everywhere else he pleases. He says that he prefers to always be the driver rather than the passenger “because other drivers, they drive crazy.”

Making this story about his vintage truck would almost be disrespectful to a war veteran, and why not say it: a life hero. And we hope that you get as much out of this video as we did.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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