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  • Roy Gray of Lexington gets a helping hand from Don Butler

    Roy Gray of Lexington gets a helping hand from Don Butler when the two men run into each other at Hanger Prosthetic & Orthotics in Kearney. Butler transported Gray to many of his appointments before Gray got a prosthetic leg a little over a year ago. The two men said they talk often but don’t see each other enough now that Gray can drive to his own appointments.

Don Butler, after boot camp in 1966

Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:16 am

KEARNEY — Don Butler has a drive to help fellow disabled veterans get to health care appointments throughout central Nebraska.

Butler, a Vietnam veteran from Elm Creek, volunteers as a driver in the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Program. The program connects veterans who don’t drive or have a vehicle with other veterans who can get them to crucial medical appointments.

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