Elmer Lewis McKesson
ASAE; Company E, Second Battalion, Second Regiment.
Army, Staff Sergeant
Company K, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Silver Star; Purple Heart
Sep 27, 1919
Jul 10, 1944
Killed in Action - Normandy
Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
Silver Star: With conspicuous coolness and devotion to duty, Staff Sergeant McKesson assisted an officer assaulting an enemy machine gun position. Despite intense fire from the position through a wooded area, they successfully secured a hedgerow across and open field where they were able to build up a base of fire and establish the troops in position. Staff Sergeant McKesson’s conspicuous coolness under fire and undaunted courage and determination reflect great credit upon himself and the finest traditions of military history.