Born 1922.

Private First Class Overbay was a decorated veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a Light Weapons Infantryman with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea. His brother, Charles M. Overbay, was killed in Korea a year later.

35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division
Light Weapons Infantryman

Jacob Kenneth ‘Ken’ Overbay was the husband of Unav Greene and father of Larry Kenneth Overbay.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 September 1922
  • Date of death: 3 February 1951
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, and World War II Victory Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Gunnings Cemetery, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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