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Joseph Harris GarnettRoster ID 5702
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1910|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Joseph Harris Garnett, Class of 1910: Genealogy: Born- May 23, 1888 in Gainesville, TX. Father- J. H. Garnett; Mother- Susie Robinson. Pat. Grandfather- Harris T. Garnett; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Jane Hargis. Mat. Grandfather- William B. Robinson; Mat. Grandmother- Clara Anderson. Married- Margaret Mauck. No children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 11, 1906; Left after one year. Military Record: 2nd Lieut. in the U.S. Air Service during World War I; Entered Officer's Training Camp May 8, 1917; Transferred to Aviation Service July 1917; Commissioned 2nd Lieut. (flyer) March 28, 1918; served as Instructor in trick flying (acrobatics) at Ellington Field Houston, TX. On July 18, 1918 his plane fell nearly 600 feet and he suffered serious injuries, his right arm having been shattered. In Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. as late as Dec. 1920. He never fully recovered from the injuries and was continually in and out of Government hospitals until his death. Careers: Claims adjuster for Santa Fe Railway. Died- Sept. 22, 1922 after a three day bout with pneumonia.|