Saturday, December 3, 2016

PVT Ewal Earman Garrett Sr.

courtesy Des Philippet
PVT Ewal Earman Garrett Sr. was born 4 Jan 1913 in Wise County, Virginia to Gilmer and Etta Cordelia (Brooks) Garrett.  His father was a coal miner in 1920 but was farming by 1930.  Ewal married Bonnie Jean Francisco on 25 May 1939, they already had a daughter in January 1939, and was working on a farm according to the 1940 census.

After entering the service, Ewal was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry on 29 Oct 1944.  PVT Garrett was killed in action on 3 Dec 1944 when he was struck by shrapnel from a bouncing betty mine during an attack on the Sportplatz outside Koslar, Germany.

PVT Garrett was buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.  Bonnie did not re-marry.

No comments:

Post a Comment