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Joseph Anthony Bookhamer
Lieutenant Colonel, United State Army
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From a contemporary press report:

Joseph Anthony Bookhamer, 83, died Monday, March 20, 2000,  at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, at a later date.

Bookhamer, a native of Columbus, Ohio, had retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a former military police officer and a member of Disabled American Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Million Dollar Round Table, Paralized Veterans of America and Retired Officers Association.

The family said, ``He was a loving husband and father.''

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Marie Bookhamer; two sons, Charles A. Bookhamer, Augusta, and Joseph A. Bookhamer, Columbus; and a daughter, Mary Kathryn Laffoday, Augusta, Georgia.

Posted: 16 September 2000 Updated: 22 February 2003  Updated: 5 September 2005
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