Private 1st class, Co. F, 30th Div., 114th F. A. Reg.; of Nash County; son of J. K. and Mrs. R. E. Bowen. Entered service March 1, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., then to Camp Sevier, Greenville, then to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel offensive Sept. 12 to 19, 1918. Meuse-Argonne offensive Sept. 26 to Oct. 8, 1918. Woevre offensive Nov. 8th to 11th; defensive of Toul Sector Aug. 27 to Sept. 11; defensive of Marne sector Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, 1918. Was with the Army of Occupation in Germany. Returned to USA March 28, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 3, 1919.