Edwin B. Buttery – Colonel, United States Army

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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.

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