Coronado, another from the First aero squadron, stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., from detachments of the First aero squadron at Brownsville, Tex., and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Boston, and from more than 200 San Diegans.
     At the Masonic cemetery, the cortege was met by a mounted detachment of Fifth cavalry, who dismounted, presented arms as the casket passed, and then marched to the graveside. The horse, which Lieutenant Taliaferro rode while a mounted officer in the signal corps, was draped with a black cloth. The dead officer's riding boots, in reversed position, were tied to the stirrups, while his sword dangled from the empty saddle.
     As the casket was gently lowered into the grave, Mr. Barnes rendered a prayer for the repose of the dead, and as he finished, three volleys were fired by the cavalry detachment. The bugler of the First United States cavalry blew taps.
Record Lauded
     The pallbearers were Captain Virginius Clark, Lieutenants Herbert Dargue, Walter Kilner and C. C. Culver of the signal corps aviation school, Oscar A. Brindley, Wright instructor at the army school, and Francis Wildman, army flying boat instructor.
     Lieutenant Taliaferro was born in 1850 in Campbell county, Kentucky. He entered the United States oarmy as a private iwth the avowed
intention of obtaining a commission and attained his ambition when he was appointed a lieutenant to the twenty-second infantry. He rendered distinguished service to his country while in the phillippines, being in charge of a detail that made maps of the topography of Luzon and other islands of the archipelago for military purposes.
     Three years after returning to the United States, Lieutenant Taliaferro joined the signal corps aviation school, being one of the first officers in the army to volunteer for this hazardous branch of the service.
     He was the first officer in the United States to attain the rank of junior military aviator, and up to the time of his untimely death had the
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