Sergt., 1st Class, Med. Corps, 81st Div., 322nd Inf.; of Wilson County; son of C. and Mrs. Mary Heeden. Entered service Oct. 3, 1917, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Upton. Sailed for France Aug., 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Class Sergt. Oct., 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Vosges Mts., Toul Sector and Verdun. Citation from Commanding General for gallantry under fire at Verdun. Returned to USA June, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 25, 1919.
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