Charles M. Overbay was born on 8 March 1931 in Kingsport
Died of Wounds 7 March 1952
Son of David Roy Overbay and Nora Johnson

Sergeant Overbay was a member of the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Wounded in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea by an enemy land mine on March 7, 1952 and died of those wounds later that day. He entered the Army in January 1951 and took basic training at Camp Breckinridge, KY.
His brother Jacob K. Overbay was also killed in Korea.

The Kingsport Times-News, March 16, 1952
Word was received Thursday night from the War Department that on March 7, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Overbay, Route 3, Kingsport, was killed in Korea. Sgt. Charles M. Overbay, his family was advised, was killed while serving with the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division. He was wounded in action in January of this year and received the Purple Heart.
His brother, Pfc. J. Kenneth Overbay was killed in action on Feb. 3, 1951 in Korea. He too, was serving with the 25th Division. Sgt. Overbay entered the armed service Jan. 3, 1951 and took his basic training at Camp Breckinridge, Ky. He sailed for overseas duty last May 16. He was 21 Years of age at the time of is death. Before entering the serivce, he was employed by Mason-Dixon Lines, Inc.
Survivors also include three sisters, Misses Edit and Ruby Overbay, Kingsport and Mrs. Lucille Nicholson of Corydon, Ky.; three brothers, J.D., Paul and Verlin Overbay of Kingsport; a half brother, Thomas B. Overbay of Johnson City; two half sisters, Mrs. Rhea Moore of Johnson City and Mrs. Maggie Cox of Indian Springs; and aunt, Miss Cordia Johnson, Route 3.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 March 1931
  • Date of death: 7 March 1952
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 14th 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, and Korean War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Emory Methodist Church Cemetery, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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