GERALD T BUTLER
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

GERALD THOMAS BUTLER

WALL NAME

GERALD T BUTLER

PANEL / LINE

11W/27

DATE OF BIRTH

06/20/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/20/1970

HOME OF RECORD

KALAMAZOO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kalamazoo County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR GERALD THOMAS BUTLER
POSTED ON 8.2.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your wife Diane is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 8.31.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thanks

Dear SSGT Gerald Butler,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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.
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POSTED ON 9.7.2016
POSTED BY: James Demson

My uncle Jerry.....Toad

I visited you Jerry....last week on vacation...I made my way to Harborcreek and walked the green path to your grave. I still remember vividly all the memories as I grew up with you around.....your Mo-ped.....You and Dick Carney....the head rubs that hurt...lol. the paintings you did...the stereo and all your LP albums. Now in my sixties and as a retired Marine...I still cry. After all these years I still miss you. But I carry on...and salute you my brother in arms. Semper Fi Toad....I'll join you some day. "LEST WE FORGET". Jimmy
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POSTED ON 7.25.2016

Yellow Roses

Diane, I visited the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial here in Middleburg Heights last week and saw your husband's name, remembered the nightmare of it all, the yellow roses and then said a prayer for you both. I truly hope you are well. I also recall that you just got back from R&R when this tragedy happened. You and I worked together at PCGH and you might remember me as Mo. 6 Odd W/S.
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POSTED ON 4.20.2016
POSTED BY: Joe Knuesel

My Mentor

Diane it has been 46 years to the date (4-20-16) since Gerald was killed in Vietnam. He was the 3rd platoon SSgt. and I was a SSgt for the 4th platoon. I came in country October 69 and Gerald was like a mentor to me and many others. All we wanted to do was to grow up and find the love of our life and raise a family. But our stupid government had to send us all off to fight a war that ill conceived with no strategy to win or exit the mess we were in. Sadly, 46 years later USA still gets involved in wars we don't need. I think of Gerald often, and I vividly remember the radio transmissions that broadcasted that he was Killed in action. Such a great loss.
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