Grant Vandeventer was born March 12, 1900 in Knoxville, Knox County. He entered military service on August 27, 1917. As a member of Company I, 117th Infantry, 30th Division, he received his training at Camp Sevier, South Carolina and sailed for overseas duty on May 11, 1918. He took part in all battles of his unit until October, when he was removed from the lines after having been gassed. As a result of contracting the Spanish influenza, followed by pneumonia, Private Vandeventer died on December 10, 1918 at the age of 18 in England. He is buried in Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, England.

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