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T.J. Butler

Building named after fallen soldier

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videoThis weekend, the National Guard named the Armed Forces Reserve Center off Carolina Beach Road after fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV. Butler was killed in Afghanistan less than a year ago after his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber. Full story...
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Wilmington military facility to be renamed in honor of fallen soldier Saturday

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videoThe National Guard will rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Wilmington this weekend after a fallen soldier. The building on Carolina Beach Road will be named in honor of Sgt. Thomas J. (T.J.) Butler IV. Full story...
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Armed Forces Reserve Center to bear fallen soldier's name

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videoWilmington's Armed Forces Reserve Center says it will rename the building after a Pender County native killed overseas. Sgt. T.J. Butler died in an explosion in Afghanistan last year. Full story...
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Wounded soldier returns home to Wilmington with optimistic outlook on future

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videoSgt. James Pierce came home to a hero's welcome last weekend. Now, he must work to get his body, mind and spirit healed after surviving the devastating attack that killed another local soldier. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother of fallen soldier remembers son on Christmas

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videoChristmas is a time to celebrate and count your blessings, but this holiday season has been especially tough for the Butler family. Army Sgt. T.J. Butler was killed in action in October by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Now, his family is trying to figure out how to celebrate Christmas while remembering their own angel. Full story...
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Sgt. Butler honored at Topsail High football game

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The alma mater of fallen soldier Sgt. T.J. Butler honored his service and sacrifice by hosting a Military Appreciation Night at Friday's football game. Topsail High School in Hampstead encouraged fans to wear red, white and blue in Butler's memory. Full story...
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Hometown hero Butler laid to rest

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video A hometown hero was laid to rest today in the Port City. This morning, hundreds of family, friends and supporters came out to pay their respects to Sgt. T.J. Butler. Though his death was a shock to those who knew him, it was clear today that Sgt. Butler's sacrifice not go unnoticed. Full story...
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Crowds turn out to support fallen soldier, family

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video People crowded Market Street outside First Baptist Church in Wilmington today during Sgt. T.J. Butler's funeral. Supporters from near and far lined the street to show respect for the fallen soldier and his family. His story hit close to home for many of them. Full story...
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Family and friends remember fallen soldier at viewing

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Loved ones of Wilmington soldier Sgt. T.J. Butler gathered at Andrews Mortuary in Wilmington Thursday night. Full story...
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WPD releases traffic details for Sgt. Butler funeral

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Wilmington Police say the funeral of a soldier killed last week in Afghanistan will affect traffic on Market Street tomorrow. Full story...
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