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PFC Lester Anderson Butler
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1900
Unicoi
Unicoi County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1942, Guatemala

Lester called Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee home when he enlisted in the United States Army on 9 June 1939.

After completing Basic Training, Lester was assigned to Battery A, 73rd Coast Artillery Battalion, Coast Artillery Corps based in the Panama Canal Zone, Central America. While stationed at Quiriqua, Guatemala, he came down with malaria fever and died in the United Fruit Company Hospital on 15 July 1942. Lester was 41 years old. He was interred four times after his death: 1st; Guatemala Civil Cemetery, American Vault, Guatemala City on 16 July 1942. 2nd; United States Army Air Base Cemetery, Plot 1, Row 2, Grave 18, Guatemala City on 9 July 1943. 3rd; Corozal American Cemetery, Plot N, Row 6, Grave 17, Panama City, Panama on 11 October 1946. He was disinterred the last time on 24 January 1948 and started his final journey home. Lester arrived Jonesborough, Tennessee at 9:37am on 15 May 1948 aboard Southern #46 and was meet by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. He was laid to rest the next day 16 May in his mother's family cemetery.

Lester was the son of Joseph H. Butler and Caroline Carroll.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph H Butler (1859 - 1936)
  Caroline Carroll Butler (1860 - 1940)
 
 Sibling:
  Emma Ruth Butler Campbell (1898 - 1941)*
  Lester Anderson Butler (1900 - 1942)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carroll Cemetery
Unicoi
Unicoi County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87511533
PFC Lester Anderson Butler
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
 
 
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