Colonel Eugene Haynes Butler, F-100 Pilot, Vietnam

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  1. Greg Young

    I’m not sure if you remember me. My name is Greg Young and we spent time in Vietnam and in Phoenix. I have thought about you for years and could not find you. I was going throught some letters and I came across one that reminded me. If you get this let me know where you are and how you are doing…

    May 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

    • Hello Greg,

      This is a photo of my Grandfather Eugene Butler. I am sorry to inform you that he passed away in May 2008. If you want more information or have questions I would love to speak with you. Please contact me via email and I will send you my contact information.

      Jacob R. Johnson

      June 13, 2011 at 2:09 am

  2. John Doyle

    Col. Butlerr and I were friends at Tuy Hoa Air Base in Vietnam. We used to dine together at the “o” club. It was kind of unusual as he was Col. and I was a recently discharges Marine Corporal. I had been hired to work at the Tuy Hoa Power Plants. I can tell you tha he was a great man! I didn’t know him as a Col. Or a pilot, but as a real great guy! Through the years I have often thought of him. I really have the utmost respect for him! John Doyle, USMC Retired

    December 11, 2012 at 4:02 am

  3. James Maddox

    I was station with Col. Butler in 1967 – 1968 and became good friends while stationed at Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. I have thought about him often. I new he returned to Utah after Vietnam but could never connect with him. I am saddened at his loss, he was a great man and friend in a very tough time of our lives.

    Regards to his family

    James Maddox

    February 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

  4. Warm regard to the Butler family –
    I was station at Tuy Hoa AFB Republic of Viet Nam on the South China Sea in 1968-69 and knew Col. Butler. Not as a pilot of the F-100 Super Saber in the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing but as my first Branch President in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Baptized August of 1968 I arrived at Tuy Hoa’s 31st Field Maintenance Squadron in September as a two striper Airman 1st Class. Discovered the Branch and that Col. Butler was the Branch President. The story told is that Col. Butler arranged that the base chapel would get air conditioning if the LDS personnel could have access on Sunday for Sacrament and Sunday School and Priesthood on Wednesday night. Not sure when the Colonel left Viet Nam. While there the Branch attended conference in Na Trang, Viet Nam with Bruce R. McConkie presiding.

    Regard Memorial Day 2015

    May 25, 2015 at 12:57 am


    Colonel Eugene Haynes Butler is/ and always will be my Uncle. He was my father’s baby brother. Uncle Eugene loved people and tried to give cheer
    and comfort where ever he was. I loved when he came to visit us as a child. We laughed and we cried tears of joy. He had a gift for uplifting people
    and bringing joy and peace where ever he went. As a young adult I was blessed to visit him in his home in Provo, Utah. A home that my family and
    I affectionately refered to as ‘THE FORT’ because of it’s stature and the love and protection we felt within it’s walls. My father’s family (THE BUTLERS) grew up in Roswell, New Mexico. under rough circumstances and conditions. Looking back I can see how this prepared them for the
    roles they would fill later in life.. How grateful I am for woman and men they became. I hope that you knew and loved Uncle Eugene Haynes Butler
    as I did and do. ‘A MAN WHO GAVE TO AND TOUCHED MANY LIVES FOR GOD AND GOOD.’ Uncle Eugene I will see you soon..

    November 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  6. Mrs Carol Milner

    Eugene Haynes Butler was a wonderful man who brought much laughter, encouragement and hope to so many. He never criticized, chastised or demeaned those of us who looked up to him. He gave his all for AND to the LORD. He was my Father’s youngest brother . I was quite young when
    I met him for the first time. We live outside of a little town in Northern CA called Live Oak… After his visit to us there the bond between he and I
    was sealed. Growing up in Roswell, NM was a blessing and a real hardship on his family. Uncle Eugene was one who had decided at an early age that you could let a situation drown you or take control and make it work in your favor. He seized that opportunity and ran with it. His service took
    him to many parts of the world and he knew NO STRANGERS, because he took them in as friends. I loved his laughter, opinions on things, his
    corny jokes and his desire to love and serve others. I miss him for so many reasons….We were never together that he didn’t make me laugh and
    enjoy his companionship. He definitely was a Christian and served others from the heart. ‘UNCLE EUGENE, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU… I LOVE
    You have touched so many with your laughter, testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. . and your willingness to serve your fellow man. May
    God ever be with you until we meet again. I love you!
    Your niece, carol Butler Milner

    June 5, 2017 at 2:58 am

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