Colonel Leslie Louis Buttleman died at age 84 of pneumonia on the afternoon of 11 October 1998.
Colonel Buttlean served much of his military career in the Army Security Agency. He specialized in Communications Intelligence and Security. He served in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II. After the War he was posted to Washington D.C. and then to Frankfurt, West Germany. He later commanded the Army Security Agency Post in Sinop, Turkey. In the 60’s, he was Chief of Operations for HQUSASAEUR in Frankfurt, Germany. Later he became Chief, Army Security Liaison to the National Security Agency.
Following his retirement from the Army in 1969, he worked for Page Communications Inc., in Vienna, Virginia and for Quest Research Corp in McLean, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice Buttleman of McLean, Virginia and by three children Keith Buttleman, of St. Paul, Minnesota; Kim Buttleman of Chantilly, Virginia; and Jill Britton of Annapolis, Maryland. He also had four grandsons.
He was cremated and laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on 28 October 1998.
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