Private 1st Class, Medical Corps. Born in Harnett County; son of D. Lavega and Mrs. Mary E. Pridgen; husband of Mrs. Mildred Pridgen. Entered service Oct. 3, 1917, at Dunn, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Doorfield, Fla., from there to Camp Gordon, Ga. Commissioned 1st Lieut., Dental Reserve Corps, after discharge. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, Ga., Feb. 7, 1919.