#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Donald Butler

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Donald Butler. Donald served during the Korean War.

Donald was drafted in 1952 and volunteered to serve in Korea. He arrived in Korea on Easter Sunday in 1953 as a member of 95th Chemical Service Company.

Donald served as a truck driver. He hauled cargo containing chemicals, grenades, incendiary grenades and flame throwers. Donald’s job included loading the truck and driving it the port where it was loaded onto ships to be taken to the North.

Donald reminisces on his service as a period of both good and sad times, but it remains, for the most part, a very fond memory for him. He says it was a memorable time and he is very proud that he served.

Thank you for your service, Donald!

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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


Elizabeth Pianucci

Elizabeth Pianucci is a Junior at Villanova University studying Political science, Business and Spanish. She is originally from Edison, New Jersey and is currently a Project Management Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.