Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BUTLER, BOBBIE RALPH

Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Percy Butler, Father, 2211 East Realing St. Tulsa. Born November 5, 1925. Enlisted August 15, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Grover Cleveland Junior High School, Tulsa, in 1941, and from Central High School, Tulsa, in 1944. Member of Springdale Bapt s1 Church. Of Cherokee Indian descent. Oklahoma State jnterscholastic High Jump champion in 1943 and 1944, winning both me~ts at the University of Oklahoma and at Oklahoma A. & M. College. Sailed for duty overseas on January 6, 1945, and volunteered for infantry scouting. Died February 23, 1945, in action near Kempen, Germany.

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