2nd Lt., Inf., Co. K, 81st Div., 321st Reg. Born in Davie County, Dec. 2, 1894; son of H. T. and Fanny L. Smithdeal. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at Winston-Salem. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Upton. Sailed for France August, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA August, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Sept. 30, 1919.