America’s oldest living World War II veteran is getting a little help from his friends.
Richard Overton, a 110-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served in the colored unit of the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II, has lived in an Austin, Texas home he built with his own hands for over 60 years.
But an in-home caregiver that looked after him now needs her own medical assistance, and Overton’s few remaining relatives are reaching out to come up with the estimated $480 per day for a new caregiver to help keep him in his home, CNBC reports.
“We all know that moving him out of his house will put him in the grave,” Overton’s third cousin, Volma Overton, told the news site. “That house has so much to do with his happiness, his joy and his love for humanity and everything else.”
Volma Overton and her daughter contacted the department of Veterans Affairs for help, but the agency would only provide a nurse for three hours per day, or assistance moving into an assisted living facility.
The mayor of Warren, Mich., Jim Fouts, faces renewed calls for his resignation in light of truly shocking comments that were recorded and posted online that compare blacks to chimpanzees, and denigrate older women as “dried-up cunts.”
The Motor City Muckraker on Monday published several audio clips that allegedly feature the 74-year-old former psychology teacher making a series of jaw-dropping statements about blacks and elderly women, comments that followed other crude recordings about disabled folks published last month.
Fouts, meanwhile, has denied making the statements, alleged they were engineered to sound like him, and has rebuffed calls for his resignation.
America appears to have dodged a bullet when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.
And not just over policies.
As Bill and Hillary Clinton arrived at the Capitol on Friday for Trump’s swearing in ceremony, Hillary appeared to have difficulty getting out of the sedan transporting them, hearkening back to questions about her health that swirled during the campaign.
Hillary exited the car but needed to steady herself by grabbing onto the door and appeared to exclaim, “Whoa!”