Donald Butler

Profile Updated: September 15, 2015
Donald Butler
Residing In: Knoxville, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Patricia R. Butler
Occupation: Intelligence Analyst
Children: Donald Alan Butler, born 1973
Lora Beth Vifquain, born 1976
Sarah Blythe Ross, born 1978
Erin More…Rae Grimmett, born 1980
Military Service: USMC  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I planned to work in advertising, but enlisting in the Marine Corps as early as I did tended to channel me elsewhere, even though my tour in Vietnam ended any interest I ever had in weapons. I was an undercover vice officer for about four years, and served on a federal SWAT team for about six years. I acquired a Ph.D. in Political Science some years back and learned to speak Russian, and that led me to be an intelligence analyst for the US Department of Energy's Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, where I've been for nearly 25 years. Actually, I'd have been happier in advertising.

I also teach Political Science at a small college in Knoxville.

School Story:

Too many to tell.

Did you Attend Any other High Schools? If So where and what years?

Mainland Sr. High School, Daytona Beach, FL.

What Junior High School(s) Did you Attend?

Mainland Jr. High School, Daytona Beach, FL.

What Elementary School(s) Did you Attend?

Port Orange Elementary School, Port Orange, FL.
Oak Crest Elementary School, Ocala, FL.

Where did you go to Kindergarten?

Ironton Elementary School, Ironton, OH.

Do you have any Post-Seconday Education (college, Trade School, Other)?

BBA, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
MA, Political Science, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Tell us something about your Job in the Military and where you were stationed.

Just a rifleman/radio operator. Spent one year tour in Vietnam, July 1969 - July 1970; fortunate enough to come back fairly intact.

Also spent a short time as a volunteer with the Israeli Defense Force at Camp Ya'akov Dori, Tel HaShomer, Israel, 1990.

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Sep 15, 2015 at 12:33 PM
Donald Butler posted a message.
Sep 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Congratulations, Layne, my good friend. You've done very well indeed.

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Jun 28, 2015 at 4:33 AM