August 16, 2017
HOMETOWN: Monticello, UT
ENTERED SERVICE: April 2008
UNITS: C Co, 457th Engineer BN/ B Co, 1 st Bn, 19th
MILITARY TRAINING: His military education includes the
Combat Engineer Course, Airborne School, Special Forces
Qualification Course, Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
Qualification Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Basic
Special Operations Language Training (French), Advanced
Leader Course, and Military Free Fall Parachutist Course.
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: His awards and decorations
include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation
Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned
Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), Army Reserve
Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Special Forces Tab,
Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
SURVIVED BY: Aaron is survived by his parents Randy and
Laura Butler of Monticello; fiancé Alexandra Seagrove of Cedar
Hills, UT; siblings Shannon (Brad) Young of St. George, UT,
Shane (Michelle) of American Fork, UT, Quinn (Leesa) of
Pleasant Grove, UT, Nathan (Brooke) of Bluffdale, UT, Andy
(Tori) of Saratoga Springs, UT, Chad (Kelly) of Bluffdale, UT
and Adam Butler of Heber City, UT; grandparents Pat and
Marva Butler of Monticello and Stan (Diane) Augustine of Kettle
Falls, WA; and 23 nieces and nephews.
TSSG Aaron Butlers team was on patrol with Afghan troops battling the Islamic State in Afghanistan. The building they secured, was being cleared when a booby-trapped was detonated. Tragically SSG was killed with several of his teammates sustaining injuries.
Special Forces Engineer Sergeant