Spc. James A. Butz
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A soldier from northwest Indiana
has been killed while serving in the Army in Afghanistan.
of Defense said Saturday that 21-year-old Spc. James A. Butz of Porter
died Wednesday in Helmand province. Chesterton football coach John Snyder,
who coached Butz in high school, tells The Times of Munster that relatives
told him that the Army medic was treating an injured soldier when their
truck was hit by a roadside bomb.
Butz was a
2009 Chesterton High School graduate. He served in the 82nd Airborne
Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Butz was a hard worker who would have thrived in the military.