John J. "Buzzy" DUTRA

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DUTRA, John J. 'Buzzy'
Sgt. First Class (Ret)
A native of Sacramento Ca, born June 23, 1937 and passed away on Nov. 26, 2013 in New Llano Louisiana, from lung cancer. His Funeral Service was held in New Llano.
Predeceased by by wife Louise Dutra, son, John Michael Dutra and parents John F. and Olive Dutra. Survived by daughters Melodie and Mona Dutra, sisters Olive (Babe) Goodrich (Fred), Lillian (Button) Labhard (Ted), Aunt Alice Wedge (Manuel) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

John served 23 years of Army duty and was a highly decorated Green Beret and served three tours in Vietnam. Among his many medals and decorations are 2 Bronze Stars with V for Valor and three Purple Hearts. The Dutra family is very proud of him. Remembrances to John can be made to .

Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 19, 2014
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