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Fatally Hurt
While Boxing
   KANSAS CITY, Nov 13 ---(AP)--- Relatives here learned today that Pfc Francis I. Bottoroff, 26, formerly of Joplin Mo., was injured fatally October 11 in an army boxing match at Frankfurt, Germany.
  Bottoroff, who was born in Joplin and graduated from high school there, had been a Golden Gloves boxer her before entering the service.  He was representing his outfit, the 508th Parachute Regiment, when he was knocked out by a blow to the head in the second round of a tournament fight.  He died later at a hospital.
   He had been overseas 14 months.
  Bottoroff leaves a widow and two sons, now living at High Grove, Calif.

[The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri, Nov 13, 1945, Page 4]

See also: 508th Boxing Team


(courtesy Marijke Taffein)

Interment record and grave marker for Pfc Francis I. Bottoroff at Plot J Row 27 Grave 2 in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in St. Avold (Moselle), France

Pfc. Bottoroff died as the result of injuries sustained in a boxing match and died on Oct 11, 1945.