Virginia Heroes

Arthur Fred Buttner, Jr.

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Born: September 4, 1920
Hometown: Henrico County, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 12, 1945
Died In: aboard a Hospital Ship off Iwo Jima
Awards: Purple Heart

Private First Class Buttner served with Company K, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. He was wounded on Iwo Jima on March 10, 1945 and succumbed to his wounds two days later.

Before the war, he was employed by the Hercules Power Company, Hopewell, Virginia and joined the Richmond Police Department in December 1942.

He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

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