Vestus Kesterson was born June 14, 1897 at Mohawk, Greene County. He was the son of John and Nancy Kesterson and husband of Cassie Lou Voiles. He entered the service on September 5, 1918 at Greeneville and trained in Spartanburg at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina. Like Arthur N. Bacon, who succumbed two days earlier, he died October 9, 1918 at Base Hospital No. 65 in Kerhuon (Brittany), France of bronchopneumonia. Private Kesterson is buried at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Mohawk, Greene County, Tennessee.

Photo Courtesy of Mrs. Anna Kesterson

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 June 1897
  • Date of death: 9 October 1918
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Mohawk
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company D, 57th Pioneer Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Mohawk, Greene County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar III, Top Panel
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