I was looking through an early scrapbook this afternoon and was struck by this photograph.
It’s dated 1916 and the young football player is identified as Travis Lee Haltom. I went to see if I could find anything about about him and indeed I did. This is from the 1919 publication called Rice Records in War Service:
*TRAVIS LEE HALTOM. San Antonio. ’15-17. Entered Air Service (Aeronautics) at Fort Sam Houston, April 22, 1917. Attended School of Military Aeronautics, Austin, and Air Service Flying School, Kelly Field, San Antonio; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Service, Signal Reserve Corps, Reserve Military Aviator, March 20, 1918. Killed in airplane collision at Gerstner Field, Lake Charles, La., June 7, 1918.