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Seaman, Naval Service. Born in Guilford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Koonce. Was sent to Norfolk, Va., and then to U. S. S. Texas. Later to receiving ship at Hampton Roads, Va. Made one trip to Cuba for target practice. One trip made to get weather reports for Aero Service. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., Nov. 11, 1919. Still in reserve service.