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Fri August 30, 2013
Decorated Army Vet To Oversee Camp Butler
An Army veteran who earned two bronze stars for combat operations in Iraq has been named the new director of Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Michael Henshaw has served 25 years with the Army. In addition to having served in Iraq, he's also taken part in operations at Fort Lee, Virginia and in Naples, Italy.
Camp Butler, between Springfield and Riverton, is located on part of what was Illinois' second-largest military training camp during the Civil War.
It is the final resting place for veterans from multiple wars, including the highest-ranking African-American officer to serve in World War I.
The cemetery was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.