From a contemporary press report:
Colonel Buttery, 81, died April 7, 1997 at Meadow Creek Nursing Center, San Angelo, Texas.
Colonel Buttery was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. New York. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in field artillery in 1941.
He served in World War II with the 74th field artillery brigade, Camp Blanding, Florida. He also served in the Battle of the Bulge. His last assignment was as chairman of the Army Material Command Technical Committee. He retired in 1969.
His awards and decorations include the Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit and Purple Heart Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie, and a son, Edwin.
Burial with full military honors was held April 25, 1997 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, with full military honors.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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