1st Lt., Inf., Co. F, 2nd Div., Regulars, 23rd Reg. Born in Guilford County; son of E. J. and Lula Stafford. Husband of Annie Fred Stafford. Entered service May 6, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe. Transferred to New York. Sailed for France Sept. 13, 1917. Fought at Champagne-Marne, Aisne, Marne-Sommes, Oise Aisne offensives. Verdun and St. Mihiel offensives. Gassed at Argonne offensives, Oct. 6, 1918. Sent to French Hospital No. 16, then Evacuation No. 3, then Base No. 2 at Neuilly, France. The 2nd Div. received six citations for which they are entitled to wear Regimental Legion of Honor. Holds Victory Medal with five bars for major engagements.