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1st Class Private, Aviation Service, 172nd Aero Squadron. Born in Mecklenburg County; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stroupe. Entered the service May 8, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C., and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., May 12, 1917, and from there to Kelly Field, Texas, June 23, 1917. Transferred to Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1917, and then to Garden City, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1918. Left New York for Liverpool, Eng., Feb. 26, 1918. Was injured in a flight in England while landing, August 22, 1918. Sent to hospital where he stayed until Oct. 16, 1918. Went to Havre, France, Oct. 27, 1918. Has three gold chevrons, one for wound and two for oversea service. Now in the tire and accessory business with his father at Charlotte, N.C. Returned to the USA April 4, 1919, landing at Garden City, Camp Mills, and mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 12, 1919.