Sergt., Inf., Co. A, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born in Rowan County; son of Mrs. Alice J. Nail, of Rowan County. Entered service May 27, 1917, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. February, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Mihiel, Bellicourt, Busigny, Sommes, Premont, and all other engagements with his regiment. Returned to USA April, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 17, 1919.