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1st Class Private, Machine Gun Btn., Co. B, 81st Div., 316th Machine Gun. Born in Alamance County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Johnston. Entered the service Sept. 19, 1917, at Mebane, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Hancock, Ga. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Handemont, Nov. 9th, 10th and 11th, 1918. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 28, 1919.