SAMMY P. BOOTHE, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Sammy Boothe '42

Date of birth: June 25, 1918

Date of death: April 10, 1945

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

The memorial stone for Lt. Boothe which is found in Salt Lake City is actually a cenotaph. He was killed when his plane crashed into the sea off the coast of Florida, and his body was not recovered. He had been born in Ogden, Utah, and was an Elder in the LDS Church. He and his wife had had a daughter born a few months before he was killed.

His wife, Mary, was remarried; she drowned in 1974.


Class of 1942

Sammy is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.