Sergt., 119th Inf., Co. K, 30th Div. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Swinson. Entered the service at Wilson, N.C., Sept. 9, 1916. Was sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., and from there to Camp Stewart, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium, three months; Hindenburg Drive from Sept. 29 to Oct. 19, 1918; Wassigny, St. Souplet. Received shrapnel wound Oct. 17, 1918, at St. Souplet, France. Sent to relief station. Arrived in the USA April 2, 1919; landed at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919. Was on the Mexican border from Oct. 1, 1916, to March 21, 1917.