Wartburg alumna, Missy Buttry Rock’s, 19 year-old brother Brandon Buttry was killed in action in Afghanistan.
According to the World-Herald in Omaha the Department of Defense confirmed his death and said Buttry died in action Monday while serving in the Kandahar province in Afghanistan.
Buttry was one of 14 children. Don and Pam Buttry had three biological children and adopted the rest.
At her time at Wartburg, Missy competed as a cross-country runner and went on to be a member of the World Cross Country team after graduating.