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Robert D. Booker
Birth: Jul. 11, 1920
Death: Apr. 9, 1943

Congressional Medal of honor recipient. Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 34th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Fondouk, Tunisia, 9 April 1943. Entered service at: Callaway, Nebr. Born: 11 July 1920, Callaway, Nebr. G.O. No.: 34, 25 April 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action. On 9 April 1943 in the vicinity of Fondouk, Tunisia, Pvt. Booker, while engaged in action against the enemy, carried a light machinegun and a box of ammunition over 200 yards of open ground. He continued to advance despite the fact that 2 enemy machineguns and several mortars were using him as an individual target. Although enemy artillery also began to register on him, upon reaching his objective he immediately commenced firing. After being wounded he silenced 1 enemy machinegun and was beginning to fire at the other when he received a second mortal wound. With his last remaining strength he encouraged the members of his squad and directed their fire. Pvt. Booker acted without regard for his own safety. His initiative and courage against insurmountable odds are an example of the highest standard of self-sacrifice and fidelity to duty.  
 
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 Parents:
  Dean J. Booker (1887 - 1971)
  Mattie E. Klinkman Booker (1893 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillie Marie Dickerson Oman (1921 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marie Booker (1913 - 1978)*
  Glenn F Booker (1915 - 1944)*
  Dorothy M. Booker Morrison (1917 - 1993)*
  Robert D. Booker (1920 - 1943)
  Gerald L Booker (1923 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Killed in action
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Callaway
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: May 09, 2002
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