“Before his son, Sgt. Jacob Butler, left for Iraq, Jim Butler made him a promise: If you are killed, I will go and stand where you fell. But keeping his promise proved more difficult than Butler expected. When he asked how his son had been killed, the Army couldn’t produce a report from the field describing what had happened. Butler’s quest for an accounting of his son’s death underscores one painful effect of the military’s loss of millions of field reports over the last decade. Read the full investigation: http://propub.ca/SVNm1G” (Published November 12, 2012 by ProPublica)
Wellsville City Library was recently privileged to have local author James Butler for a book signing. James has been a Wellsville resident since 1990. Beyond Honor: A Promise Kept is a true story about James Butler. It tells about the journey he made in order to keep a promise to his son SGT Jacob Lee Butler who was killed in Iraq.
James’s book is currently on sale at the library for $13.99. Stop in for a copy of your own today!
for more information visit the author’s website: