Shenandoah Remembers Fallen Soldier
Governor Orders Flags to Half-Staff
Shenandoah, IA - American flags line the streets of this small town, preparing to bury a 19-year-old soldier killed last week in Afghanistan. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has ordered flags at half-staff tomorrow to honor PFC Brandon Buttry.
Buttry's family remembered him in this statement, released through the Iowa national Guard, "Brandon was a born-again Christian and loved the Lord. He was all about family and we had many Facebook chats and Skype conversations while Brandon was serving in Afghanistan. He had an infectious smile and didn't know a stranger. He had a big heart for others and always loved helping out. He was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in. You made us and the USA proud."
Services begin tonight with visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah. The funeral is tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the church.
Buttry enlisted in the Army in 2011. He deployed to Afghanistan in July. he is survived by his parents and thirteen brothers and sisters.