U.S. DOD confirms death of SW IA soldier


November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Department of Defense today (Tuesday), confirmed earlier reports a southwest Iowa soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. In a news release, the DOD said 19-year old Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, of Shenandoah, died Nov. 5th, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Buttry was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.  His family was notified of his death Monday morning.