Pvt., Co. A, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born June 20, 1900. Son of J. C. and N. M. Goins, of Davidson County. Entered service Aug. 12, 1917, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C.; transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Landed in France May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres-Lys Offensive, Somme Offensive, Bellicourt, Premont, Bohain. Wounded at Bellicourt, France; shell wound and gassed. Gassed at Vaux Andigny Oct. 10, 1918. Arrived in the USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 17, 1919. Re-enlisted in the U. S. Navy.
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