Corpl., 9th Btry, A. A. C. Born in Johnston County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pierce. Entered the service July 23, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C., and sailed for France July 14, 1918. Fought at Toul Sector, St. Mihiel. Returned to USA March 7, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 24, 1919.