1st Lt., Infantry, Co. D, 81st Div., 321st Reg.; of Lenoir County; son of O. H. and Sarah C. Allen. Entered service May 14, 1917, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C., then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France from Camp Upton, July, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. August, 1917; 1st Lt., Dec. 31, 1917. Fought at St. Die, Vosges Mountains, Somme, Dieu Sector, Verdun, Meuse-Argonne offensive. Winner of Pistol Competition, 321st nfantry. Platoon leader of Platoon winning 5th place in A. E. F. rifle competition at Le Mons, France. Volunteered for service at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Mustered out at Camp Lee, July 15, 1919.
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