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1st Sergt., Co. D, 53rd Reg. Inf.; of Caldwell County; son of W. H. and Laura Bryant. Entered service June 17, 1916, (for service in Mexico), at Lenoir, N.C. Sent to Columbus Br., Ohio. Assigned to Co. D, 6th Reg. Inf., at El Valla, Mexico. (Was there six months and five days), there to El Paso, Tex.; in April, 1917, to Chicamauga Park, Ga., there transferred to Co. D, 53rd Reg Inf. (6th Div.), Camp Mills, N. Y., and sailed for France July 6, 1918. Vosges Mt. offensive Sector and Meuse-Argonne defensive. Returned to USA June 12, 1919. From Camp Mills to Camp Grant, Ill., and re-enlisted Jan. 27, 1920, for one year as Private in 21st F. A. at Camp Bragg, N.C. Still in service as a Sergeant.