OCTOBER 24, 2005 -- A marine stationed at Camp Lejeune has died in battle. Nineteen-year-old Lance Corporal Kenneth Butler of was killed last week when a homemade bomb exploded in Iraq.
Butler was from Landis, that's in Rowan County, near Charlotte. A press release sent from the Department of Defense originally implied Butler was from the town of Rowan in Bladen County.
He was assigned to the Second Battalion, Second Marine Regiment out of Camp Lejeune.