Staff sergeant Fred Roy Foyles served in the US Army from 1943 to 1945. He was a member of Troop A, 42nd Calvary Recon, 2nd Calvary Division. On April 28, 1945, he was wounded when his outfit was ambushed by SS troopers at Houstau near Rosenforf, Czechoslovakia. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
After recovering from his wounds he graduated from Presbyterian Junior College and North Carolina State College (North Carolina State University). He taught Vocational Agriculture in Pender County for 33 years.
Fred Foyles graduated from Wheat Swamp High School and married Dorothy Barrow on December 12, 1941. They were married for 63 years.
Fred Roy Foyles died on April 4, 2005. He is buried in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston, North Carolina.