Col., 30th Div., 120th Inf. Son of R. V. and Mrs. Julia B. Minor. Husband of Roberta B. Minor. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., Sept. 1, 1917. Sailed for Calais, France, June 5, 1918. Fought at Canal Sector, Ypres, Lys offensive, Somme offensive. Sailed from St. Nazaire March 28th; arrived at Charleston, S. C., April 12, 1919. Colonel Minor has been in the N.C. N. G. at Oxford, N.C.; later Lt. Col. of the 3rd for over 20 years; was Lt., then Capt., of Co. E, 3rd N.C. N. G. Was promoted to Col. Sept. 28, 1914, and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 23, 1919.
On Sept. 18, 1920, Col. S. W. Minor was awarded the D. S. C. for valiant service to his country while in France. The citation is as follows:
“For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as commander of the 120th Infantry from the time of its organization and training to the completion and combat operations. In the Ypres-Lys and Somme offensives he displayed at all times initiative and sound judgment. During the attack of the Hindenburg line near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918, and during subsequent advances he handled his regiment with distinction, capturing several towns, numerous cannon and many prisoners. He has rendered services of material worth to the American expeditionary forces.”