Richard Overton (left), who celebrated his 112th birthday in May, has been in an Austin, Texas hospital since last Wednesday, his cousin said. Doctors say that Richard has been feeling better of late and could be released from St. David's Medical Center in his hometown of Austin, Texas. 'He needs everybody's prayers,' Volma Overton Jr. said. The last time Richard was in the hospital was in August. Volma Overton Jr said that prayers for him worked in getting him healthy again. During World War II, Overton (right) served in the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion, helping build airfields in the Pacific theater.