EveryStep Ceremony in Mount Ayr Honors Vietnam Veteran James "Smokey" Butler of Creston

In April 1969, Smokey was inducted into the Army at Fort Des Moines. “I was sent to basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana in September of 69,” remembers Smokey. “After basic, I was sent to Camp Eagle in Phu Bai Combat Base in South Vietnam, where I worked in the Transportation department hauling supplies to the 101st Airborne.”