Showing posts with label WWII. Show all posts
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Friday, January 29, 2021

Stories Behind The Stars - The Fallen of WWII - Sgt. Aubrey Ford Garrett


Sgt. Aubrey Ford Garrett


Aubrey was born August 4, 1920 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, one of three brothers including Hodge and Edward. His father L. Carsey Garrett, born in Alabama was a blacksmith for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, his mother, Connor a homemaker born in Louisiana.

In 1940 Aubrey had already graduated from Ouachita Parish High School and was a locomotive fireman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He married Lillian Martha Marhefka on August 1, 1939 and their daughter, Diane was born in 1942.

Aubrey enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 15, 1942...more