Funeral Set for Western Iowa Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old Army soldier from Iowa has died in Afghanistan. Pfc. Brandon Buttry, 19, of Shenandoah, Iowa, was killed while manning a watch tower, according to his uncle Steve Buttry. Steve Buttry says it’s unclear when his nephew was killed, but Brandon’s parents, Don and Pam Buttry, of Shenandoah, were informed Monday morning. Steve Buttry says they were told there were “multiple casualties.” Brandon Buttry was one of 14 children. His uncle says he enlisted in the Army. He graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was transferred to Fort Lewis in Washington state. He was deployed to Afghanistan in August. The Department of Defense has not confirmed Brandon Buttry’s death.

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By Belinda Yeung

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Services have been scheduled for a western Iowa soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon says 19-year-old Pfc. Brandon Buttry, of Shenandoah, died Nov. 5 while serving in Kandahar Province.

The Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home says a visitation is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Shenandoah.

The funeral is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Buttry was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south-southwest of Tacoma, Wash. He was deployed to Afghanistan in August.
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