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DONALD M BOGGS CUMBERLAND - Donald M. Boggs, 73, of 12028 Bedford Road, NE, Cumberland, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999.

Born Oct. 18, 1925, in Oldtown, he was the son of the late James Boggs and the late Tacy (Robinette) Boggs. He also was preceded in death by his wife, U. Pauline (Shryock) Boggs; three brothers, Ralph, Gerald and Sylvester Boggs; and a sister, Dolly Humbertson.

Mr. Boggs was a retired license examiner for the Maryland Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Glen Burnie. He was a former City of Cumberland Police Dept. Desk Sergeant. He was a member of the Clifford B. Sisler Post 9451 VFW, Oldtown.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served with Co. "I", 508th Parachute Infantry.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy D. Post and husband Paul, Cornwall, NY; two sisters, Zetta Wallace, Cresaptown, and Thelma Miller, Cumberland; and two grandchildren, Don Post and Erica Post.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Cooper officiating.

Interment will be in Davis Memorial Park.

Military honors will be accorded at graveside by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

[Publication Date: Saturday, August 14, 1999 Cumberland Times-News Cumberland, MD]

[courtesy of Byron Schulten]

Grave marker for Donald M. Boggs in Davis Memorial Cemetery, Cumberland (Allegany), MD.

Donald enlisted in te Army at Baltimore, MD on 23 December 1943.

After completion of jump school Pvt Boggs was shipped to the ETO and on 23 September 1944 he was transferred from Hq 82nd Airborne Division, Leicester, England to Service Company, 508th PIR.

On 22 November 1944 Pvt Boggs was transferred to Hq 3rd and later on 2 April 1945 he joined with Company I.

Pfc Boggs' military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge awarded for action during the Ardennes campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945

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