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Walton Sexton as an Annapolis cadet in 1893 and as a seasoned Navy commander on the eve of World War II.

Monmouth native had distinguished naval career

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Rear Adm. Sexton’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery. The military title on the stone represents a temporary rank he held in 1933.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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