1st Class Private, 324th Regt., 81st Div., Hdqrs. Co. Born in Union County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Stroud. Entered the service May 25, 1918, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Fought on Meuse-Argonne Front. Returned to the USA June 17, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 25, 1919.