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.
Sgt. Aubrey Ford Garrett’s Liberator Bomber crashed while on a secret mission near Milan, Italy on October 4th, 1944. All onboard were killed and were repatriated in a single mass grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO on January 16, 1950.
Consolidated B-24 Liberator earned its nickname when crew members found it difficult to fly, thanks to its stiff and heavy controls.
The names of the interred are:
Sgt. Arthur E. Blackwell
2nd Lt. Bob H. Bookout
Sgt. Isaac E. Carmack
S.Sgt. James J. Ferguson
Sgt. Aubrey F. Garrett
Sgt. Francis J. Grochala
2nd Lt. Irving B. Reider
Sgt. Carroll Savage
Capt. Charles R. Sloan
2nd Lt. John W. Wilson
Gaspare R. Pace Italian civilian
Two unknown Italian civilians
Sgt. Garrett was awarded the Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidental Unit Citation, and the Army Good Conduct Medal.