Jesse Wooton Booker, III
Second Lieutenant, Marine Corps
Hometown: Martinsville, VA
Casualty Date: July 30, 1944
Second Lieutenant Booker served with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division.
Before the war, he graduated from Martinsville High School and attended Columbia Preparatory School, Washington, DC for one year. He graduated from the Citadel in 1943 with a degree in Business Administration.
He joined the Marine Reserves after college and trained at Quantico, Virginia, where he was commissioned as an officer. He served in the invasion of Saipan; he was on Tinian Island of the Northern Mariana Islands. While he was moving his platoon across an open field, Japanese machine gun opened fire and Lt. Booker was wounded; he was taken to a field hospital where he died several hours later.
He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, Virginia.