Virginia Heroes

Elmer Lewis McKesson

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: September 27, 1919
Hometown: Petersburg, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 12, 1944
Died In: near Sainteny, France
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

Staff Sergeant McKesson served with Company K, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division.

He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Agriculture Engineering and worked as a conservationist at McCormick Company.

He is buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia.

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