Maj., F. A., 1st Btry., 113th, Regt., 30th Div.; of Granville County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Mary Lee Stem. Husband of Mrs. Hallie M. Stem. Entered service July 1, 1916, at Oxford, Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills, L. I., N. Y. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of Major July 13, 1917. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Woevre Plain (Verdun Sector) July 16th. On Mexican border. Was discharged from N. G. and called back into service. On border service was with 3rd N.C., stationed at El Paso, Texas. Transferred to Artly., July 13, 1917, and promoted to Major. Mustered into Federal service Aug. 5, 1917. Mustered out at Columbia, S. C., April 15, 1919. Spent 11 weeks at Ft. Sill, Okla., training for artillery; from Ft. Sill back to Sevier. Seventy-two days fighting (continuously), including time going from one sector to another. With Army of Occupation. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., April 15, 1919.