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Sgt Robert Herman Butler, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1944
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1966
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star
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Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Robert H. Butler, Jr. (MCSN: 1968622), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity In action while serving as a Squad Leader in Company, M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines on search and destroy operations against the North Vietnamese Army in. the Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam on 18 July 1966. Company M landed by helicopter in Quang Tri Province and immediately came under intense enemy automatic weapons and small-arms fire. Sergeant Butler, spotting an enemy machine-gun emplacement, maneuvered his squad in an attempt to destroy the vital position. Due to dense vegetation, he lost momentary contact with his squad. Unhesitatingly, he single-handedly continued the attack exposing himself to devastating fire, and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, engaged the machine-gun position at close range and succeeded In destroying it. Shortly thereafter, Sergeant Butler was mortally wounded by sniper fire. His daring actions in the face of almost certain death served as a great inspiration to the men of his squad. By his heroic initiative, indomitable fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, he upheld the traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He Gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Board of Awards: Serial 1047 (February 16, 1967)

Action Date: 18-Jul-66

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company M

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
 
 
Inscription:
Robert H Butler Jr., Indiana, Sgt US Marine Corps, March 19, 1944 - July 18, 1966
 
Note: KIA 7-18-66, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, Silver Star Recipient
 
Burial:
Round Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: K Goins
Record added: Aug 27, 2010
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Sgt Robert Herman Butler, Jr
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Sgt Robert Herman Butler, Jr
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Sgt Robert Herman Butler, Jr
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RIP Robert Herman Butler, Jr. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice for your country, sir.
- James Ellis
 Added: May. 11, 2015
Semper Fi Marine RIP you are not forgotten
- Scott E Dodson
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
Thank you for giving your life for your country.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 18, 2012
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