Btn. Sergt. Maj., Inf., 1st Btn., 20th Div., 48th Regt.; of Guilford County; son of T. G. and Mrs. Pattie Penn. Husband of Mrs. Pattie Penn. Entered service Sept. 4, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Sept. 15, 1917; Sergt. Oct. 1, 1917; Btn. Sergt. Maj. Nov. 1, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Sevier Dec. 4, 1918.