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is honored on Panel 51W, Line 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 9/1/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Russel Butler,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. As we celebrate Labor Day, and enjoy our freedom, 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Russel E 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • My Brother

    Posted on 10/24/14 - by Hallie G. Bradley
    Rusty was in the 543rd Supply Company "HVY-MTL", U. S. Army, Fort Lewis. He was my brother. We were 14 months apart and grew up the same group of friends. He visited me at my Seattle apartment on leave from Fort Lewis. We had a blast that weekend. I attended his graduation. When he took off his sun glasses he had a huge black eye. He had been taunting his upper bunk mate, kicking his bunk until the guy flew off his upper bunk and nailed my brother. That was Rusty always pushing the limits!
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/24/10 - by Robert Sage
    Russell is buried at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima,WA. PH
  • You will never be forgotten

    Posted on 2/24/04 - by Ashley Kiefer
    Dear Russel,
    For the Gridley High School Posting Project, I would like to take the time to thank you for all your dedication you gave during the Vietnam War. You risked your life to fight for your country and what you believed in. If America didn’t have people like you, your country wouldn’t succeed. Your loyalty and devotion to this country will never be forgotten. Thank you for all you did.

    God Bless,
    Ashley Kiefer
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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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