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View a eulogy for William Douglas Booth, USMA '66, who passed away on May 12, 1970.

William Douglas Booth

West Point, 1966

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Dick Murray on February 5, 2013:

Doug Booth was a hard nosed, tough taskmaster who was relentless in his pursuit of excellence. He never demanded of anyone else that which he would not do himself. He personified the concept of choosing the harder right instead of the easier wrong and he never was content with the half truth when the whole was to be won. But underneath Doug's hardened exterior rested a heart as big as Texas and an indomitable spirit of love of country, family and friends. Doug was one of the most compelling people I have ever met and had his life not been cut short in Vietnam his personal contributions to our profession and society would have been enormous. As it was he inspired many of those who knew him to be more than we ever thought we could be and he'll be remembered by this soldier as a "Soldier's Soldier". I feel greatly privileged and humbled to have been considered Doug's friend and I expect him to be awaiting at the Pearly Gates of the next life with my already tailored, smartly fitted uniform of the day. God Bless you Doug and thank you for everything my friend.

Dick Murray


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