From a contemporary press report:
Services for Paul A. Butterbaugh will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Butterbaugh died Friday, November 10, 2000, after a long illness. He served 21 years in the military and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
He flew 27 missions in B-17s during World War II in the South Pacific. He received the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other awards and decorations. He was a volunteer at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base and was treasurer of the Third Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothea Smith Butterbaugh; children Robert A. Butterbaugh of Burlington, Vt., Paul Butterbaugh Jr. of Macon, Sharon Schwartz of Madison Heights, Va., and Peggy Brooks of Manassas, Va.; brother William Butterbaugh of Altoona, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 1576, Merrifield, Va. 22116-1576, or the Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31093-3634. Price Funeral Home in Manassas, Va., has charge of arrangements.
BUTTERBAUGH, PAUL ALFRED
- MSGT US AIR FORCE
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/22/1939 – 01/22/1958
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/20/1917
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2000
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/22/2000
- BURIED AT: SECTION 65 SITE 2662
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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