SAMMY P. BOOTHE, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 25, 1918
Date of death: April 10, 1945
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1942 Boothe LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

S. P. BOOTHE

Albie, Pinto, Slug

An ardent supporter of the great West, Albie was always willing to expound the attractions of his home state, assuming that at the moment he was not engaged in a desperate tussle with his academics, or perhaps in a serious game of chess. During his years here he demonstrated his athletic prowess not only on the varsity field, but also in an ability to evade so easily the tender clutches of the Physical Training squads.

Football 4, 3, 2, N*; Basketball 4, 3, NA; Choir 4, 3, 2; Battalion Wrestling; 2 Stripes.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

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 Navigation

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