Sergt. Air Service Co., 80th Squadron; of Union County; son of S. E. and Mary Belk. Entered service Aug. 2, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., then to Kelly Field, Texas. Transferred to Long Island, N. Y. Sailed for France Dec. 25, 1918, 3rd Aviation Center. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Aug. 24, 1917, and then Sergt. Served 15 months in the Air Service overseas. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 8, 1919.