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Topsail to honor alum Butler, all military at football game
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:56am.

Topsail High School will honor an alum killed while serving in the Army in Afghanistan. Sgt. T.J. Butler graduated from Topsail High in 2006.

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NC soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 7:45am.

A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison of Browns Summit is scheduled to be buried Thursday at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Fallen soldier returns home to Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:29am.

video Fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J. Butler has returned home for the last time. His body arrived at Wilmington International Airport around 9:30 a.m.

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Funeral arrangements set for Sgt. T.J. Butler; protest, show of support planned
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 3:20pm.

video A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, with Dr. Jim Everette officiating. Interment will follow in Wilmington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Community reacts to controversial church protesting Wilmington soldier's funeral
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 10:59pm.

videoA controversial church group known for protesting military funerals says it will come to the Cape Fear to protest the funeral of a Wilmington soldier killed last week in Afghanistan.

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Fallen Wilmington soldier's family releases statement
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 4:44pm.

The wife of a soldier from Wilmington killed in Afghanistan earlier this week released a statement Friday.

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National Guard confirms details of Wilmington soldier's death
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:18am.

The body of a Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan is back on American soil. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV’s body arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware last night. Fellow service members made what the military calls the dignified transfer in the rain. There is no word yet on when Butler’s body will return to Wilmington.

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Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:59pm.

video A Wilmington man is among three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler, known as T.J., was killed in action. His body will arrive back in the United States tonight.

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