Photo: Fielding Blevins (R) and friend with catfish before WW1.Age at Enlistment: 24
Length of Service: 1918-1919
State: North Carolina
Unit: Army, 323rd Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division
Service Record: Enlisted in the army on 1 Apr 1918 and was released on 29 Jun 1919; According to the passenger manifest, he sailed with his Company G, 323rd Infantry, 81st ID from the port of New York, NY aboard the Steam Ship “Empress of Asia” on 31 Jul 1918 and arrived in France; his 323rd regiment fought in the meuse-argonne offensive in Oct-Nov 1918.
After the war and occupation, he returned home aboard the USS Housatonic (unit listed as “St. Aignan Casual co. No. 4964 (special discharge)” from St. Nazaire, France on 29 May 1919 and arrived early June 1919 (unk. date) to Camp Hill, Newport News, VA. His WW1 registration identifies him as Tall, medium build, brown hair and blue eyes; listed occupation is farmer, single.
He is the younger brother of Banner Blevins.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Scott-Blevins Cemetery, Ashe Co., NCSoldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1893; Died Ashe Co., NC in 1982
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 4x