1st Lt. Co. A, 79th Div., 310th Machine Gun Battalion; born in Pitt County; son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Hatem. Entered service October, 1917, at Greenville, N.C. Was sent to Camp Meade, Md. Sailed for France June 25, 1918. Promoted to rank of Lieutenant November, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne offensive. Received shrapnel wound, Meuse-Argonne, Sept. 27, 1918. Sent to Hospital No. 18. Served on Mexican border six months, 24 months Philippine Islands, also in China. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., July 5, 1919. First enlistment was from 1911 to 1914.