In Memory of
U.S. Army First Class
William P. Butler
Deadwood, South Dakota
March 17, 1923 Ė July 25, 1945
Died Non-Battle in Karlsruhe, Germany
William Patrick Butler was born on March 17, 1923, at Albion, Montana, to
Alvin and Beulah Butler. In 1931, Alvin Butler died at Deadwood, South Dakota.
Williamís mother later married again and William Samuel became Williamís
According to the Department of the Armyís Official Statement of the Military
Service and Death, William Butler was inducted into the military service on
April 7, 1943, at Fort Crook, Nebraska. He gave Deadwood as his official home
address. He was transferred to the Enlisted Reserve Corps the same date. William
reported for active duty on April 14, 1943, and left the United States for
foreign service on August 17, 1944.
William Patrick Butler died on July 25, 1945, at the United States Medical
Clearing Station, Karlsruhe, Germany, while serving as a private first class,
326th Airborne Medical Company. He is buried at Plot A, Row 23,
Grave 49, at Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France.
This entry was respectfully
submitted by Sheila Hansen, Fallen Sons State Coordinator, Spearfish,
SD. Information for this entry was provided by an application for a SD
veteranís bonus payment.