Sergt., Med. Corps; of Davie County; son of H. T. and Mrs. Fannie Smithdeal. Husband of Mrs. Gladys Pfaff Smithdeal. Entered service April 8, 1918, at Cornell Medical College. Sent to Camp Crane. Sailed for France Aug. 29, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Aug. 1, 1918. He did X-ray work on the Meuse river while fighting was going on. After armistice, was in Paris and later with Base Hospital No. 99 at Hyeres, France. Returned to USA May 15, 1919. Mustered out at Mitchell Field, N. Y., May 25, 1920.