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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Services in Virginia today for Marine who was St. John's athlete


Funeral services are being held today in Bedford, Va., for a Marine who went to St. John's High School in Shrewsbury.

Joshua L. Booth was a 2001 graduate of St. John's, where he was on the soccer, football, wrestling and track teams.

Second Lt. Booth, 23, who had made his home in Hawaii, died Oct. 17 of combat injuries received while on active duty in Haditha, Iraq.

He was "a devoted husband and father, a loving son, brother, and uncle, and a proud officer who loved his country and was devoted to his Marines," an obituary in the Free-Lance Star of Fredericksburg, Va. reported Monday.

Relatives also planned to hold a service in Sturbridge, Mass.


(Joshua L. Booth)

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