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Soldier, One Of 14 Children, Killed In Afghanistan

Army Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry
Army Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry

Army Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, was killed in Afghanistan on November 5 while guarding a watchtower. Buttry was one of 14 children, the child of parents who adopted youngsters from around the world, according to the Omaha World Herald.

Buttry was a native of Shenandoah, Iowa. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, according to the Department of Defense.

On his Facebook page, Buttry described himself this way:

i can be fun and i can be serious i love the army and hate civilian life it's too boring not much else i can say