Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. I, 322nd Regt., 81st Div. Born in Randolph County July 28, 1892; son of J. A. and Orie Ridge. Entered service at Ashboro, N.C., May 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 11, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to the USA June 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 26, 1919.