Born: September 27, 1919
Killed in Action: July 12, 1944 at Normandy, France.
Ranks: Staff Sergeant
Co. H, 329th Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Prior to entering the service in October 1942, S/Sgt. McKesson obtained a degree in agricultural engineering from Clemson College and was employed by the Soil Conservation Service in McCormick Co., South Carolina.
At the time of his death, S/Sgt. McKesson was survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Earl R. McKesson. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star.
Interment: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia