1st Sergt., Air Service, 497th Aero Squad.; son of D. H. and Mrs. Florence Burtner, of Mecklenburg County. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Greensboro, N. C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., Dec. 13, 1917. Transferred to Camp Hancock Jan. 2, 1918, then to Camp Greene, N.C., March 24, 1918. Sailed for France July 30, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. April, 1918, to Sergt. Dec., 1918, and 1st Sergt. Jan., 1919. Returned to USA July 5, 1919. Mustered out at War Dept., Washington, D. C., Dec. 23, 1919.