Family of World War II Hero Receives Medal for His Service at Winnfield Rotary Club at Monthly Meeting

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Marion Polk (Left) and Samantha Kelly (Center) as they give Marie Jacobs (Right) her brother’s Louisiana Veteram’s Honor Medal

The Rotary Club of Winnfield was the setting for a special presentation Aug. 7 when the family of a Winnfield man who was killed in action in Southern France in 1944 accepted the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal in memory of his service.

Like so many others who gave their lives for this country during World War II, Willis E. Butts was young, just 28 when he fell in combat. His sister Marie Jacobs and other family members attended the Rotary lunch meeting to receive the award from Marion Polk, former national commander of AMVETS.

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