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November 14, 1970 ... Remembered

Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash

Donald Booth photo


Donald Booth, the son of Jesse and Bessie Booth, was born in 1928. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He also attended Marshall University. For 13 years he worked as an IBM data processor for H. K. Porter Company. He and Norman Weichmann traveled with the football team, taking film of the games for the coaching staff, who used it to review the players' performances. They received minimal pay for their work, which they had done for years, because the university had no official photographer. They considered it more of a hobby than a job. The Booths and Weichmanns were close friends; Donald's wife, Anna Ferguson Booth, was Norman's executive secretary.

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