|courtesy of Norman and Kim Clark Hiatt|
After entering the army Roy (as he was known in the family) was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit at Camp McClellan, Alabama and shipped to France aboard the USS Finland with the unit. Arriving in June 1918, the unit trained and then moved into the line. PVT Hooten died of disease on 23 Oct 1918.
PVT Hooten was repatriated in 1920 and buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, North Carolina.