Roy Robert BoothSpecialist Four
B CO, 2ND BN, 35TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
20 November 1947 - 27 May 1967
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The database page for Roy Robert Booth
Roy R. Booth enlisted in the Army on June 25th, 1965 at Fort Hood, Texas, where his father, Maynard C. Booth, was assigned as a First Sergeant with the "Hell on Wheels", 2nd Armored Division.
He went to basic training at Ft. Polk in Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2 Brigade, where he qualified Sharpshooter with the M14 rifle. He then went to Ft Knox, Kentucky for Advanced Individual Training to be a Tracked Vehicle crewman with Company F, 4th Bn , 1st Brigade.
Roy served in Korea from November 22, 1965 to December 21, 1966 with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 9th I.D. as a rifleman and as an armored personnel carrier driver. During that time, he was promoted to PFC in March, 1966 and then frocked to Specialist 4th class in June, 1966 due to his leadership in the unit, and the needs of the Army.
After his tour in Korea was over, Roy was sent to Ft Belvior, Virginia, where he spent the next few months believing he was not doing his part for his country. Because of that, Roy volunteered to go to Viet Nam.
Roy arrived in Viet Nam on May 06, 1967. He was Killed in Action on May 27, 1967 securing a landing strip. He was 19 years old.
From his sister,
I was at his side
From his platoon leader,
I didn't know Roy but still feel the bond that we who have been through combat hold so close to the heart because "There but for the grace of God go I". My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and you can always remember he's a hero to more than just the family. Larry
From an RVN Vet,
35th Infantry - the Cacti Regiment
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Oct 2001
Last updated 07/22/2006