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is honored on Panel 5W, Line 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 8/30/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Spec 4 David Butler,
    Thank you for your service as a CH-47, Chinook, Helicopter Repairer. As another summer comes to an end, it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • SP4 David L. Butler's obituary

    Posted on 9/22/16 - by
    SP4 David L. Butler's obituary from The Sacramento Bee (CA), January 21, 1971. [Courtesy of Michael Gillman, SPL Correspondence Librarian, Sacramento Public Library]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 David Leroy Butler, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter

    Posted on 7/27/04 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
  • Thank you !

    Posted on 3/29/03 - by Katie Teubel
    David Butler I appreciate all the work you have done in the war for our country. I have a lot of respect for you and all the other men who fought in the war, because I know it was not an easy thing for you to do. May god bless you and keep you close, your friend Katie.

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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