Miltonberger, Butler, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00G2-Army General Officer (G2)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1947, 00G2, HQ, National Guard Bureau (NGB)
Service Years
1916 - 1947


Major General

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
North Platte

Date of Passing
Mar 23, 1977
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Belgian Fourragere Wound Chevron (1917-1932) Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Col. Butler Miltonberger was a native of North Platte, Nebraska, and began his career as a private in June of 1916 when the National Guard was mobilized during the Mexican border dispute. During World War I, he fought with the Fourth Division in the Argonne and returned to North Platte as a first sergeant.

As a civilian, he worked in North Platte as a postman while also being engaged in bridge building, surveying, and road construction.  Miltonberger was born at North Platte, Nebraska, on August 31, 1897. He attended North Platte High School, and upon his graduation in 1916,

Miltonberger eventually worked his way up to become commander of the 134th Infantry and was promoted to the rank of major in 1933. In 1935 his unit was called into active duty during both the Omaha streetcar riot and the Republican River flood. He single-handedly captured Willard Brucks, an escaped killer who had broken into the Omaha armory to seize weapons. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1940.

Nebraska's National Guard were among the first Nebraskans to go to war. In reaction to the war in Europe, the 134th Regiment — "Nebraska's Own" — mobilized in December, 1940, as part of the Thirty-fifth Division and assembled at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas under the command of Butler Buchanan Miltonberger. Miltonberger saw action in St. Lo, Vire, Mortain, Montargis, Morhange, Sarreguemines, Bastogne, Alsace, Venlo, and the Elbe River.

Other Comments:
Comanding Officer 134th Infantry Regiment 
(26 May1944)

Assistant Division Commder 35th Infantry Division (27 Feb 1945)
War Department personnel section
Chief of the National Guard Bureau 
(1 Feb1946 to 29 Sep 1947)

Campaigns: Mexican Border War, Argonne, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes. Rhineland, Central Europe.

Butler B. Miltonberger died at his home outside of North Platte, Nebraska, on March 23, 1977. He is buried at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska

Throughout his military career, Miltonberger was recognized with various medals and awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, the French Croix de Guerre, and the Netherlands Order of Orange-Nassau, the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment4th Infantry Division34th Infantry Division35th Infantry Division
HQ, National Guard Bureau (NGB)
  1916-1918, 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment
  1918-1919, 4th Infantry Division
  1920-1922, 34th Infantry Division
  1923-1939, 34th Infantry Division
  1939-1941, 1542, 35th Infantry Division
  1941-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment
  1945-1945, 00G1, 35th Infantry Division
  1945-1947, 00G2, HQ, National Guard Bureau (NGB)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1911-1919 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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