Sarina Mills Butcher

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Checotah, OK

Branch of Service: Oklahoma National Guard

Rank: Private First Class

Private First Class Sarina Butcher, serving with the Oklahoma National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan after her a vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. In her mere 18 months of service, Butcher stood decorated with several ribbons and awards. She was posthumously promoted to the rank of Specialist.

Sarina was independent and charismatic. She never showed weakness, but always had a smile on her face. Not one to back down from a challenge, Sarina always went above and beyond, not only for her family and friends, but for her brothers and sisters in arms.

Butcher is remembered as a fun-loving daughter, sister, and mother, as well as a passionate fighter who died defending the country she loved.

Age: 19

Date of Death: November 01, 2011

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