Happy Memorial Day
The above photo is of my husband, Rick. He is a Veteran and I’m so very proud to know, love and be married to this man. On Memorial Day weekend I think of two men. my husband and my grandfather.
Staff Sergeant Buteau
Rick emlisted in the United States Army in 1984 (I was 5 years old!). He was Honorably Discharged in 1998. He was a STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) last based at Fort Leonard Wood and a Mental Health Specialist. He served for more than 13 years! Thank you, Rick, for your service!
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Army Commendation Medal
- Arm Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
- Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award)
- National Defense Services Medal
- Noncomissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbin w/2
- Army Service Ribbon
- Overseas Service Ribbon
- Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Bar
- Bronze German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge
In Loving Memory of
January 21, 1926 – March 4, 2008
My grandfather Roma is still sadly missed after five years since he lost his long battle with cancer. A Corporal Marine who fought in World War II including the First Battalion, Fourth Marines and more impressively he was a part of the Sixth Marine Division who fought the Battle of Okinawa. He served from at least 1944-1946. You can watch the documentary on the 6th Marine Division below.
Notably, “It has a record of DISTINGUISHED SERVICE second to none and was awarded the coveted PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION as a result of its SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE during the Battle of Okinawa.”
A wonderful man who we will never forget!