Sergt., Inf., Co. L, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Guilford County; son of A. O. and Mrs. L. M. Raper. Entered service July 25, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France June 5, 1917. Fought at Belgium and France with Div. until Oct. 2, 1918. Transferred to Army Candidate School at Langier, France. 1st enlistment June 5, 1913; 2nd enlistment June 16, 1916. Served on Mexican Border. Returned to USA April 13th, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 18, 1919.