World War II
BARNETT JR, SOMERS E
First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Somers E. Barnett, Sr., Mother 617 North Beard, Ada. Born November 17, 1915. Enlisted November 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Eufaula High School, Eufaula; Connors State Agricultural College, Warner; East Central College, Ada. Director of Music and Religious Education for Connell Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas, three years while working on a master's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Served as Navigator-bombardier in the air forces. Died December 19,1942, near Casablanca, in Northwest Africa.
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