Calhoun Suffers First WW II Casualty in 1943


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/15/1943.

Alonzo Booher First Killed in Action From This County

Word was received this week that Mr. and Mrs. Bob Booher of Big Run, near Frozen, have been notified by the War Department that their son, Alonzo Booher, had been killed in action, while serving somewhere in North Africa.  This is the first report, it is believed, of any Calhoun County boy being killed in action in World War II.

Alonzo worked for a time on the NYA above Grantsville before going into service.

No other particulars have been learned about the youth's death.