Private, Med. Dept. Inf., 7th Div., 65th Reg.; of Orange County; son of G. E. and Amelia Gooch. Volunteered May 7, 1917, at Chapel Hill, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. Sailed for France Aug. 24, 1918. On Mexican border from June 10, 1916, to June 13, 1917. Returned to USA June 10, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 30, 1919.