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Sergt., Inf., Co. C, 81st Div., 324th Regt. Born in Richmond County; the son of Walter L., Sr., and Mrs. Mamie Parsons. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Rockingham. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Mills, sailing from there to France Aug. 14, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. September, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Wounded at Meuse-Argonne Nov. 9, 1918, machine gun bullet in left elbow. Sent to Bordeaux Hospital Base No. 6. Returned to USA May 20, 1919, Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 14, 1919.