Sergt., Inf., Co. E, 119th Regt., 30th Div.; from Nash County, N.C.; son of R. E. and D. E. Howell. Entered the service at Rocky Mount, N.C., May 5, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 5, 1918. Was in all engagements with his Regiment. Returned to the USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919.