Alva (Alvie) Robert Underwood answered the call to the colors in August 1917. After a period of training at Camp Sevier, SC, as a member of the 177th Infantry, 30th Division sailed for France in May 1918. Participated in all engagements of his command until he was killed. Died 4 October 1918.

Private
120th Infantry, Company M

Pvt Underwood was initially buried at Cemetery 51-A in France. He was the son of John Underwood and Sarah Caroline Reed.

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