November 2, 2011

Sarina N. Butcher

Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher, age 19, of Checotah, Oklahoma, died on November 1, 2011, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked her vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

She was assigned to the 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mary, pray for Sarina.
Pray for all 19 year olds who
die in war.  They are only kids
after all.
Sarina joined the National Guard in April of 2010. She attended Checotah High School and will be promoted posthumously to the rank of specialist. 

During her 18 months in the Guard, Pfc. Butcher was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Oklahoma Good Conduct Medal.

Sarina will be missed by many loving friends and family members including her mother and 2 year old daughter, who live in El Dorado, Arksansas. 

Sarina is described as a brave and dedicated soldier.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Sarina N. Butcher is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen

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