Sergt., Aviation, 1st Co., 4th Regt. Born in Lenoir County; son of R. E. L. and Mrs. Etta Rhodes. Entered service Jan. 5, 1916, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France July, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July, 1918. Enlisted in N.C. N. G. Served on Mexican Border for six months. Returned to USA July 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Aug. 1, 1919.