Don Butler was a gunner on a Landing Craft Utility boat between March 1968 and July 1969. It was this very boat that pinned him to the dock and left him with knee problems that would result later in knee replacements.
Don Butler, after boot camp in 1966
- DAV Transportation Program Fundraiser drawing
The Disabled American Veterans Transportation Program gets much of its funding from the annual DAV Transportation Program Fundraiser drawing. DAV members began selling $10 tickets March 15 for a $20,000 cash payout with a top prize of $5,000.
Proceeds from the drawing pay for upkeep of vans, gasoline and wages of hospital service coordinators who schedule appointments and connect veterans with drivers for their appointments.
Tickets are available through May 15 and can be purchased by contacting Chuck Ogle at 308-224-3490 or at email@example.com. Winning tickets will be drawn at 7 p.m. June 15 at the New World Inn & Conference Center in Columbus. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
- Don Butler
“It’s great because of the fellowship and friendships I have formed. All of us have our stories, from Vietnam to World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan vets.”
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.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:16 am.