1st Class Private, 120th Inf., Co. A, 30th Div. Born in Randolph County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Kearns. Entered the service May 26, 1917, at Lexington, S. C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France June 5, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Busigny, Joncourt, Hindenburg Line. Returned to the USA April 13, 1919. Landed at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17, 1919.