1st Class Private, Co. K, 81st Div., 322nd Regt.; of Columbus County; son of B. T. and Elizabeth Kissam. Husband of Mrs. Gladys Lewis Kissam. Entered service May 27, 1918, at Whiteville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne Drive and Vosges Mtn. Sector. Returned to USA June 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 25, 1919.
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.