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Corpl., 31st Balloon Co., Aero Service. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Cheatham. Entered the service Jan. 8, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., and from there to Camp McArthur, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sill, Okla. From there he was transferred to Camp Knox, Ky. Promoted from Private to Corporal Aug. 25, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Knox, Ky., March 29, 1919.