Mess Sergt., M. T. C. (Aviation) Co., 17th, 2nd Reg.; of Catawba County; son of G. P. and Cora E. Drum; husband of Mrs. Grace (Cline) Drum. Entered service Dec. 12, 1917, at Newton, N.C. Sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France, March 12, 1918. Promoted to rank of Mess Sergt., August, 1918. Leg broken in accident. Sent to Camp Hospital No. 25 at Blois, Base Hospital No. 72. Was in P. War, Escort Co. four months. Returned to United States February 9, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Taylor, Ky., May 14, 1919.