CNN, Meet Marine 2nd Lt. Joshua Booth, a Sniper Victim
CNN, this is American hero Joshua L. Booth. He died for his country. He died in Iraq fighting for freedom like hundreds of thousands of American marines and soldiers before him. He leaves a wife and 18 month old daughter.
CNN- Are you planning on showing his death, too?
Do we “need” to see Joshua die?
Booth’s parents said they wanted Booth to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but he didn’t believe he was worthy of it and wished to be buried in a family plot in Bedford, Va.
In this undated photo released by his family, U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Joshua L. Booth, 23, of Sturbridge, Mass., is shown. Booth was killed Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, by a single sniper shot in Haditha, Iraq. Born in Virginia Beach, Va., Booth leaves his wife, Erica, and an 18 month old daughter. (AP Photo/Booth Family via Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
2nd lt. Joshua L. Booth always wanted to be in the military from a young age:
Booth had served in Iraq for just more than a month, but his superiors told his parents, John and Debra Booth, that he’d made a major impact in that short time. Booth worked in an advanced intelligence unit in which every member spoke Arabic.
John Booth said his son wanted to be in the military from a young age, even dressing in school as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after an elementary school teacher suggested students present the other side of the Civil War.
Booth graduated from St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury in 2001 and The Citadel Military College in Charleston, S.C., in 2005.
Besides his parents, Booth leaves his wife, Erica, 21, who is expecting a second child, and their 1½-year-old daughter, Grace M. Booth, of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; and a sister, Melissa L. DeVera of Fredericksburg, Va., according to the Worcester, Mass., Telegram & Gazette Web site.
CNN- are you going to show Joshua’s death, too?
Rest in peace, 2nd Lt. Joshua L. Booth. Rest in peace.