Private 1st Class, Med. Corps, 79th Div., 313th Regt., San. Tr. Born in Wilkes County, Aug. 23, 1898; son of J. E. and Mrs. Ida Rector. Enlisted at Richmond, Va. Entered service July 8, 1917, at North Wilkesboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe July 19, 1917, then to Camp Meade, Md., Aug. 27, 1917. Sailed for France July 8, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive, Mont Faucon, Grande Montagne, Troyon Sector No. 304. Returned to USA May 29, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 5, 1919.