Inf., Co. F, 81st Div., 322nd Reg.; of Durham County; son of O. D. and Mrs. W. I. Burnette Entered service Sept. 4, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. June 28, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Die Sector, Sept. 19 to 23, St. Die Sector Oct. 2 to 16, Somme Sector, Nov. 4 to 9 Meuse-Argonne, Nov. 9 to 11. Was with U. S. Military Mission. At Altclamm, Germany, from Feb. 8 to Aug. 17, 1919. Returned to USA Sept. 19, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., Sept. 29, 1919.