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Macon C. Overton

6th USMC Regiment, 2nd Marine Division

Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

Entered the Service from:

Georgia

Died:

11/1/1918

Grave Location:

Plot H, Row 20, Grave 20

Capt. Macon C. Overton was born in 1890 in Union Point, Ga. He was 28-years-old when he was killed in action on November 1, 1918.

Overton was mortally wounded while guiding a tank against an enemy position at St. George, France.

The destroyer USS Overton(DD-239) was named for him.

Awards: Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross and French Croix de Guerre

Distinguished Service Cross

Macon C. Overton is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot H, Row 20, Grave 20.