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[2019] Billy Joe Butler, Veteran US Army, POW/MIA Korea (133-19) 26 JUL 19

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[2019] Billy Joe Butler, Veteran US Army, POW/MIA Korea (133-19) 26 JUL 19

Post by sgtmack » 20 Jul 2019, 07:39

US ARMY – KOREA POW/MIA/KIA



The family of Mr. Billy Joe Butler, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

CPL. Billy Joe Butler was born in Kerrville, Texas on April 13, 1931 to Gertrude Ann (Holliman) Butler and Charles Drew Butler. Billy died for his Country as a Prisoner of War at Camp Hofong North Korea, Jan 27, 1951. Billy’s parents received a ‘Battle Casualty Report’ Jan 3, 1951 reporting PFC Billy Joe Butler as MIA, however, it would be November 9, 1953, before Billy’s family would be notified of his death and even then, their son would not be returned home.
April 29, 2019, the US Army Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laboratory, through channels, contacted Billy’s oldest, surviving family member, sister, Ellen Chipman. Billy’s remains had been identified and are being returned to his family.
Billy is currently survived by all siblings: Ellen Louise Chipman, Marion Jeff Butler and wife Doris, James Ezra Butler and wife Joan, Naaman Lee Butler, and Charline Kappler.
Billy attended Tivy High School and after high school worked for a while at the Blue Bonnet Hotel. Billy was very close to our Lord and carried his Bible with him at all times. As a young man, he oftentimes found the opportunity to preach and usually had a cousin with him who would sing gospel hymns. His life goal was to become a preacher.
Billy turned 17 April 13, 1948, and believed that when he turned 18, he would be drafted by the Army. He felt that he might as well join up and although his parents were against it, he prevailed and his father signed the necessary papers. On July 20, 1948, Billy became a proud Private in the U.S. Army.
Billy’s brief training was in San Antonio, Texas, and before he was shipped out to Korea, he was allowed two short leaves to see his family. That was the last they would see of their son.
He was assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Engineering Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Charlie Company advanced ahead of the main force to build bridges, allowing U.S. forces to cross, then remained behind to destroy the bridges. His Unit was captured on November 28, 1950, when enemy forces attacked their defensive positions.
Corporal Billy Joe Butler has been awarded the Purple Cross, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal; the Korean Service Medal & Triple Bronze Star Attachment and the United Nations Service Medal. Corporal Billy Joe Butler will receive full Military Honors as he is returned to his family and laid to rest next to his parents.



WEATHER: Hi — / Lo –, –% Chance of Rain, –% Humidity (TBD)



REQUESTOR: Marian Fisher, Fort Sam Houston Casualty Assistant Officer



STAGING: 0900 Hours, Friday, July 26, 2019

Kerrville Funeral Home
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, Texas 78028

https://goo.gl/maps/MvrBMVKjiVxsXND76



BRIEFING: 0915 Hours



SERVICE: 1000 Hours

Kerrville Funeral Home
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, Texas 78028

https://goo.gl/maps/MvrBMVKjiVxsXND76



KSU: To Follow Church Service (Semper Gumby)



INTERMENT: To Follow Church Service

Nichols Cemetery

Nichols Cemetery Road

Kerrville, Texas 78028

https://goo.gl/maps/N4ezvNLuoWR3ysQm7



RC: NEEDED



FC: NEEDED





Warm Regards,

Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Dignity, Honor, Respect
Cell: 562-413-2223

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”
Will Rogers
Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and burial services for Corporal Billy Joe Butler. CPL Butler enlisted in the Army in July 1948 at 17 yrs old. He was soon sent to Korea assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Engineering Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Charlie Company advanced ahead of the main force to build bridges, allowing U.S. forces to cross, then remained behind to destroy the bridges. His Unit was captured on November 28, 1950, when enemy forces attacked their defensive positions.
Billy died for his Country as a Prisoner of War at Camp Hofong North Korea, Jan 27, 1951. Billy’s parents received a ‘Battle Casualty Report’ Jan 3, 1951 reporting PFC Billy Joe Butler as MIA, however, it would be November 9, 1953, before Billy’s family would be notified of his death and even then, their son would not be returned home.

April 29, 2019, the US Army Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laboratory, through channels, contacted Billy’s oldest, surviving family member, sister, Ellen Chipman. Billy’s remains had been identified and are being returned to his family

Additional information about his life and service can be read here: https://kfhtx.com…mp;locid=1

Date/Time: Friday, 26 July 2019. Funeral service at 10 am.

Location: Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028. Stage at the funeral home. Stand by for an Austin staging location and timeline.
map link: https://goo.gl/ma…wq3A2if4C6

Timeline:
8:45 – 9:15 am – Kerrville Funeral Home Staging
9:15 am – Briefing
9:25 am – Flag line

Wx: High 86 deg. partly cloudy.

Notes: Sunscreen recommended. Bring a snack and plenty of water. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Nichols Cemetery where will will form a second flag line for the interment service.

Ride Captains: Warren Longacre, longacre@austin.rr.com, (512) 755-4163
Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell

Please ride out to Kerrvile and help bring this warrior home to his rightful resting place.

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