Robert L. Buttenhoff

Robert Buttenhoff Receives Commission in Armored Unit
LT. ROBERT BUTTENHOFF
Lieutenant Robert Buttenhoff, who spent a few days with relatives in Eau Claire, left today for Camp Beale, CA.

Lieutenant Buttenhoff completed the officers training course for the Armored Forces at Fort Knox, KY on January 2. He was one of a class of 200 men and received a Second Lieutenant's commission. He is a grandson of Mrs. H. L. Boyd, 120 Babcock Street. 

Lieutenant Buttenhoff graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1935, attended the state teachers college here for one year, and later a local business college. He enlisted in February 1941 and performed a variety of duties, until his appointment last fall to the Fort Knox school. The course started the first of October.

Nominally a Tank Officer, Lieutenant Buttenhoff may be assigned to any duty with the Armored Forces.


Lieutenant Robert L. Buttenhoff, on leave from Camp Bowie, Texas, is here visiting his grandmother, Mrs. H. L. Boyd.

LT. ROBERT BUTTENHOFF
Lieutenant Robert Buttenhoff, grandson of Mrs. H. L. Boyd, 120 Babcock Street, has arrived in Italy with an armored unit. 

For the past year, the tank officer was stationed at Camp Bowie, Texas. 

Lieutenant Buttenhoff entered the service in February 1941 and completed the officers training course for the Armored Forces at Fort Knox, KY on January 2, 1943.

He was graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1935, attended the state teachers college for one year, and later, a local business college.


Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Robert was a lifelong Eau Claire citizen, active in the YMCA, and in the insurance business most of his adult life.