Jun. 6, 1916 Asheville Buncombe County North Carolina, USA
Jan. 26, 1944
Dermid entered UNC-CH from Lee Edwards High School in 1935 and was enrolled at the University, where he was a member of the football team, until 1937. He was employed by the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. before entering the U.S. Army in June 1942.
He went overseas as a member of an anti-aircraft battery in October 1942 and participated in the North African, Sicilian and Italian invasions.
Dermid was reported missing in action in Italy on Jan. 26, 1944, and later was determined to have been killed in action on that date.