Booth, Marion B. (December 28, 1924 - January 24, 1945)

Sgt. Marion B. Booth Loses

Loses Life on War Front Wire From War Department Friday Says He Died in Hospital January 24

Douglas Budget - February 15, 1945

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Booth of Douglas now know the full meaning of war following a telegram from the war department received last Friday that their son, Sgt. Marion B. Booth, had passed away in a hospital in France as result of action on the fighting front.

No further word came at that time except the sincere regrets of the government and a promise that a letter with further details would follow.

Sgt. Booth's death brings to seventeen the number of Converse county boys who have made the supreme sacrifice in the present conflict.

Marion entered the service in May, 1943. He received his training at Camp Maxey, Tex., and Camp Cook, Calif. In May of 1944 he left New York for Europe. He was assigned to the army engineers.

He will be remembered as a quiet boy of studious nature with a desire for knowledge of the better things of life. He graduated from the Douglas high school with the class of 1942.

He was born in Akron, Colo., on December 28, 1924 and came to Converse county with his parents. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Marvin who is with the First army on the western edge of Germany, and George of Douglas.

The Budget joins with the community in offering most sincere sympathy.

Taken in Battle

Douglas Budget - March 1, 1945

Sgt. Marion B. Booth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Booth of Douglas, whose death in a hospital in France on January 24, was reported by the war department three weeks ago. He is the eighteenth Converse county man to lose his life in the present war.

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