World War II veteran Richard Overton enjoying new home upgrades

Meals on Wheels Central Texas' Home Repair program and the Home Depot Foundation completed much-need safety modifications and improvements to the house Richard Overton has owned since 1948. (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)
Meals on Wheels Central Texas' Home Repair program and the Home Depot Foundation completed much-need safety modifications and improvements to the house Richard Overton has owned since 1948. (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — We all know and love Richard Overton. Over the past few months, crews from Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Home Repair program and the Home Depot Foundation took out nails and hammers to upgrade Overton’s east Austin home.

Overton, the nation’s oldest living veteran, has lived in his house since 1948. To make the home more accessible and accommodating, the construction teams put in a new shower, new electrical wiring and new kitchen cabinets, among other things. Overton’s favorite remodeled area is the bathroom!

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