These soldiers served in the same company as Pvt. Booth.
Harold G. Booth could have been 100 years old today.
He was born on February 19, 1917 in Nebraska. His mother was born in Illinois and his father was born in Iowa. His father was a farmer who died when Harold was 4 years old and Harold's mother kept the farm going. Harold had an older sister, three older brothers and one younger brother. By 1940 he had completed 3 years of high school, and was working as a laborer on government projects.
He was a private in Company C, 17th Armored Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division.
The 12th Armored Division arrived in France on November 11, 1944 and was engaged along the old Maginot line by early December. In late January, the 12th Armored Division was part of the Allied efforts to defeat the Germans in the Colmar Pocket. It attacked and captured the town of Hattstatt on February 4, 1945, the day Pvt Booth died, two weeks short of his 28th birthday.
His remains were returned to be buried at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.
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