Booth, Lawrence Randolph, MAJ

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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
1980-Fixed Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Transportation Corps

Major


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stoney Creek
Last Address
Stoney Creek

Casualty Date
Oct 16, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17W 083 / Body not Recovered

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
212th Aviation Battalion/131st Aviation Company1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 1980, 212th Aviation Battalion/131st Aviation Company
  1969-1969, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade
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Last Known Activity
Birth: Sep. 11, 1944
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1969, Laos

In Memory of Maj. Lawrence Randolph Booth.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
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LAWRENCE RANDOLPH BOOTH - Army - MAJ - O4 1st AVN BDE

Age: 34
Race: Negro
Date of Birth Sep 11, 1944
From: STONEY CREEK, VA
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Married

***Laverne McGary
niece
YOU ARE LOVED AND REMEMBERED FOREVER
WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. I AM PREPARING A SHADOW BOX W/YOUR MEDALS, FLAG, PICTURES, ETC. I TELL MY TWO CHILDEN ABOUT YOU ROUTINELY. WE LOVE YOU

His tour began on Oct 16, 1969
Casualty was on Oct 20, 1978
In LZ, LAOS
Non-Hostile, died missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered

Panel 17W - Line 83

Other Personnel in Incident: Dennis M. Rattin (missing)

On 16 October 1969 then Capt. Lawrence R. Booth, pilot, and Sgt. Dennis M. Rattin, technical observer, comprised the crew of an OV1C aircraft on a night reconnaissance mission enroute to the Thai/Lao border. At 1730 hours, Capt. Booth made normal radio contact with base. At that time he reported the flight was progressing normally. At 1815 hours, a Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft requested a radio check from all aircraft in the area, but received no response from Capt. Booth or Sgt. Rattin.

The next morning the company commander of the Nighthawks conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the region. During this search, he saw what appeared to be a parachute hanging in the trees. Other members of their company continued the aerial search for a number of days, but were unable to locate the Mohawk's wreckage or establish contact with either one of the downed crewmen. No ground search was possible due to the heavy enemy troop concentration in the area. At the time the formal search was terminated, Lawrence Booth and Dennis Rattin were both immediately listed Missing in Action. The location of loss placed them in rugged jungle-covered mountains approximately 3 miles northwest of Ban Hatham, 20 miles southeast of Moung Cha and 72 miles northeast of Vientiane, Bolikhamxai Province, Laos.

Capt. Booth and Sgt. Rattin disappeared in Laos.


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Tokens taken from the "Wall".

John Anderson
We were, in flight school, together
College Station, TX., 77840, USA
A Fine Man, Whom I, Have Never Forgotten
We were, flight school, friends. I wish, his family well. John E. Anderson, MAJ., U.S., Army, 183d, Recon., Avn., Co..


James Mobley - mail clerk, in unit
Brundidge, AL., 36010, USA
At the time I knew him, he was CPT., Booth. For years, I have wondered, what had happened. Did they find his body, or not? Mrs. Booth, I was company/mail clerk, for the 131st, Avn., and had the unfortunate task, of typing most of the letters, sent, to you. I have thought, of he and Dennis, each and every day, since that happened. 16, Oct., 1969. May God Bless you and your family. Should you ever want, to get in touch with myself, please feel free, to do so. I MISS HIM.


Jeanne Moore
I have his bracelet
Washington PA 15301 USA
I was reading on this internet site about your uncle, Major Lawrence Randolph Booth. I was so touched when I read what you wrote and how you tell your 2 children about him routinely. I too had a dear uncle whom I lost in Vietnam back in 1965, he was killed on October 10th. The reason I'm writing to you is that you stated you made a shadow box of momentos about your uncle. I don't know if you would be interested in this or not but the reason I searched for your uncle's name is because as a teenager I had a POW/MIA bracelet sent to me with your uncle's name on it, CAPT. LAWRENCE BOOTH 10-16-69. I wore it for many years and prayed for him everyday, never hearing that he was ever found. I still have the bracelet and would be happy to send it to you, it's very worn but I kept it hoping that someday I would find out that he was found. If the bracelet could go to his family and if you would want it for your shadow box I would gladly send it to you. I live in Pennsylvania. I'm 48 years old, married with 3 sons and I too tell my children about my Uncle Jim. I know what a horrible loss it was for my family and share in your grief. Please email me if you would like me to send you the bracelet with your uncle's name. Take care and may God bless you and your family.

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Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: MIA in Vietnam War - Body not Recovered

Created by: Edna
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60707031

 
 
Maj Lawrence Randolph Booth
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