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Butler named grand marshal of Camp Gordon Johnston Parade 

A retired Navy lieutenant commander will serve as grand marshal for the 2022 Camp Gordon Johnston Veterans Parade, slated for Saturday, March 12 in Carrabelle.

Lt. Cmdr. Herman “Hank” Butler, Jr. retired from service in 1985, and has consistently taken part in the annual parades representing the Citrus County Florida Chapter 192 of the Korean War Veterans Association. 

Butler enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 18, 1950, serving for four years, including during the Korean War. He continued his military service through the National Guard and U.S. Reserves, serving with the Florida Army National Guard for 20 years. Butler served a combined total of 32 years of military service, in a variety of assignments that included aboard the U.S.S. Cape Esperance, and as a helicopter pilot, forward observer, and battery commander. 

The parade, which will start at 10:45 a.m. ET along US 98 in Carrabelle, recognizes and salutes veterans from all branches of service, from World War II to the present, particularly honoring America’s remaining World War II veterans. 

The public, veterans and their families are invited to the parade to honor and celebrate the service of Butler and his fellow military veterans. For more information, go to www.campgordonjohnston.com or contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or [email protected].

Funding provided by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, the city of Carrabelle and the Camp Gordon Johnston Association.

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