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LTG Donald Prentice Booth
Birth: Dec. 21, 1902
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1993
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Donald Prentice Booth was the firstborn child of Alfred James and Anna May "Roe" Booth. At the time of Donald's birth his father was a Lieutenant in the Regular Army. He was a career officer in the Adjutant General's Corps and attained the rank of Colonel.

Donald's military career began when he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1926 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Booth was an Instructor at West Point from 1935-1939. He graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1940. Later that year, he served with the 2nd Engineers at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and was then transferred to be Assistant to the District Engineer in Seattle from 1940-1942.

From 1942 to 1944, Booth served as Director of Ports, Persian Gulf Command; he was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1944. Booth was then Chief of Staff, Persian Gulf Command from 1944-45.

After WWII, General Booth's assignments included:

Commanding General, Persian Gulf Command 1953 to 1954
Commanding General, 28th Division 1954
Commanding General, 9th Division 1954
Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff US Army 1955
Assistant Chief of Staff (G1/Personnel) US Army 1956 to 1957
Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel US Army 1957 to 1958
US High Commissioner, Ryukyu Islands 1 May 1958 to 12 February 1961
Commanding General, 4th Army February 1961 to 28 February 1962

Booth retired as a Lieutenant General on 28 February, 1962.


LTG Donald P. Booth has Honoree Record 3262 at

Bio compiled by Charles A. Lewis
Family links: 
  Alfred James Booth (1875 - 1937)
  Anna May Roe Booth (1881 - 1985)
  Rose Carolyn Booth (1919 - 1999)
  Donald Prentice Booth (1902 - 1993)
  Bess Bygate Booth Fowler (1907 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship

Arlington National Cemetery
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In loving memory of Lt. General Donald P. Booth and his beautiful wife Rose. Affectionately known to our family as Gene Booth and Mrs. Booth. They were our neighbors for over 20 years and starting at the age of 6 I would go over to their house several d...(Read more)
- Donna Tomlinson
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- bob tarte
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Thank you for your outstanding service in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
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