Cook, Med. Dept. Born in Randolph County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Pierce. Entered the service Dec. 10, 1917, at Asheboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France July 14, 1918. Was under shell fire at Meuse-Argonne Front. Returned to USA Aug. 1, 1919; landed at Hoboken, N. J. Served with Army of Occupation in Germany for five months. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 11, 1919.