David Butler (general)

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David Matheson Butler
Born 3 September 1928 (1928-09-03) (age 88)
Guildford, Western Australia
Allegiance Australia Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Rank Major General
Commands held 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Korean War

Vietnam War
Awards Officer of the Order of Australia
Distinguished Service Order
Silver Star (United States)

Major General David Matheson Butler AO, DSO (born 3 September 1928) was a senior officer in the Australian Army. He saw service during the Korean War as part of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and later as the commanding officer of 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War.[1]


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