Body of Fallen Soldier Comes Home

Spc. James A. Butz, 21, of Porter, was treating an injured soldier in Afghanistan's Helmand province when their truck was hit by a roadside bomb on Sept. 28

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:43 AM CDT
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Honoring Chicagoland's Fallen Heroes

Spc. James A. Butz, 21, of Porter, was treating an injured soldier in Afghanistan's Helmand province when their truck was hit by a roadside bomb on Sept. 28.

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The body of an Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan late last month finally came home Saturday and was greeted to a procession lined with American flags and flowers.

Spc. James A. Butz, 21, of Porter, was reportedly treating an injured soldier in that country's Helmand province when their truck was hit by a roadside bomb on Sept. 28.

Shortly before 11 a.m., the plane carrying Butz’s body landed at the Porter County Airport and was greeted by a solemn crowd that included more than 250 riders with the Patriot Guard.

Butz was a 2009 Chesterton High School graduate. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Read more about Butz's homecoming in The Times of Northwest Indiana.

 

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