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Lloyd Harold Caboth 1926-1951


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/4/2014 at 20:29:09

Auto Accident Caused Death of Cpl. Caboth
Cpl. Lloyd Harold Caboth, who died in the base hospital yesterday at Camp Rucker, Ala., of a rupture liver, was fatally injured in an automobile accident Monday rather than by an explosion as was first reported.

Cpl. Caboth was the 25-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Caboth of Armstrong, who left for Camp Rucker Monday.

An army spokesman said today that the two-car headon collision occurred north of Dothan, Ala., on U.S. Highway 231. Two other soldiers, Irwin Cheney and Ted Wilson, were injured and hospitalized. The car in which the soldiers were riding collided with a taxi, killing the driver, Johnny Caldwell, 33, of Dothan. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 6, 1951)

No Date Set For Rites for Cpl. Caboth
Military funeral services for Cpl. Lloyd Caboth, who died of injuries received in a headon collision Monday near Camp Rucker, Ala., are pending the arrival of his body. Services will be held in the Armstrong Presbyterian church.

Cpl. Caboth was driving his own car and two other soldiers were riding with him when his car collided with a taxi. The taxi driver from Dothan, Ala., was killed. Also injured in the accident were Irwin Cheney and Ted Wilson, the soldiers riding with Caboth.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Caboth of Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tordoff of Lake Mills drove to the base hospital Monday evening and arrived there at noon Wednesday. Cpl. Caboth died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. The Caboth’s returned home by plane yesterday while Jack Zeimer and Warren Grussing, friend of Cpl. Caboth, drove their car back. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 7, 1951)


Corporal Caboth Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Lloyd Caboth, Armstrong, Ia., soldier, who died as a result of an accident at Camp Rucker will be held Monday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church in Armstrong. Rev. Melton will officiate and the Slaba Funeral Service is in charge.

Cpl. Caboth was born July 23, 1926 in Buena Vista county, Iowa. He attended school in Armstrong and was a 1945 graduate of the high school there. Before leaving with the Minnesota National Guard he was employed on his father's farm south of Armstrong.

Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Caboth, and four sisters; Mrs. Calvin Porter, Armstrong; Mrs. Russell Lordoroff, Forest City, Ia.; Mrs. Thomas Randol, Osceola, Ia.; and Bonnie, at home.

Source: Fairmont Sentinel, Fairmont, Minnesota, September 8, 1951.


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