P.D. Pendleton was born in Charlottesville, Virginia December 11, 1897, and served as a private in the Signal Corps, 17th Aero Squadron, Co. A during WWI. He enlisted July 25, 1917 in Charlottesville and trained at Kelly Field, TX. He disembarked with his unit from New York on January 9, 1918. He served in France and was wounded or became ill in August 1918. He was transferred to hospital in England, and returned to U.S. on December 21, 1918 and was discharged on February 8, 1919.
After the war Pendleton moved to Bessemer, Alabama where two of his brothers lived. He married Eldice Hooker on August 30, 1921 and moved to his wife’s hometown of Montevallo and built a home on her family’s property. He worked as a jeweler, watch repairman, and rural postal deliveryman in MOntevallo. He and his wife had 4 children and he was an active member of the local American Legion post.