1st Sergt., 81st Div., 317 F. A., Btry. F. Born in Edgecombe County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. B. Peed. Entered the service Oct. 16, 1917, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 17, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. December, 1917; to rank of Sergt. February, 1918; to rank of 1st Sergt. September, 1918. Arrived in USA from Brest, France, June 8, 1919; landed in Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 22, 1919.