Norris W. Overton
Overton was born on January 6, 1926 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana before attending Indiana University Bloomington and Harvard Business School.
Overton was commissioned an officer in the Air Force in 1951. The following year, he was assigned to the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in Chinhai, China. Later assignments include being stationed at Bordeaux-Mérignac Air Base in France and Lindsey Air Station in West Germany. He also graduated from the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Air War College.
After returning to the United States, he was assigned to The Pentagon, the United States Air Force Academy and Pacific Air Forces. In 1979, Overton was named Vice Commander of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. He retired in 1981.
Awards he received during his career include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Outstanding Unit Award, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm.