Butt, Jimmy L (Interview outline and video), 2017

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Butt, Jimmy L (Interview outline and video), 2017

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Jimmy Butt was born in Tippo, Mississippi, on October 13, 1921. He was in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Auburn University and graduated in February 1943. He attended the Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was commissioned as an officer on June 23, 1943. He completed Survey School a month later. In September 1943, he went to Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, and joined the 863rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 63rd Infantry Division. On Christmas Day 1944, he sailed to the European Theatre and in January 1945 joined the rest of the 63rd near Saarbrucken. He participated in the fighting on the Siegfried Line and the eventual crossing of the Rhine River into Germany. He was with the division as it advanced through Germany and witnessed the liberation of multiple slave labor camps. After Germany’s surrender in May 1945, he was part of the Army of Occupation and served in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. He left Germany in summer 1946 and was discharged at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in September 1946.

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2017-01-10

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Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

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Smither, James (Interviewer)

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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ButtJ2091V

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mp4
pdf

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Moving Image
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Date

2017-11-21

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Butt, Jimmy L,, “Butt, Jimmy L (Interview outline and video), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed October 22, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39597.
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