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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Service held for Shrewsbury grad who died in Iraq

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Joshua L. Booth

SHREWSBURY

A large flag-waving crowd gathered yesterday at a Sturbridge high school to honor Joshua L. Booth, a Marine with connections to Shrewsbury who was killed in Iraq.

Booth was a 2001 graduate of Shrewsbury's St. John's High School, where he was on the soccer, football, wrestling and track teams.

Second Lt. Booth, 23, who had made his home in Hawaii, died Oct. 17 of combat injuries received while on active duty in Haditha, Iraq.

The Globe's City & Region section reports today that Edgardo Zayas, another fallen serviceman with Massachusetts ties, was also remembered at a ceremony in Boston.

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