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Corpl., Co. G, 30th Div., 119th Inf. Son of J. A. and Lillie B. Rickard, of Rowan County. Entered service Sept. 18, 1917, at Salisbury, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson; transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; overseas to Calais, France, May 28, 1918. Fought at Voormizelle, between Ypres and Cambrai Hill, Bellicourt, France. Wounded at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Nature of wound, bullet wound. Sent to General Hospital No. 73, from there to American Hospital No. 41, at Winchester, Eng. Landed in the USA April 2nd, at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 9, 1919. Was hit second time by bullet, and life saved by bullet going through trench mirror and Testament.