WILLIAM M. BUTLER, LCDR, USN
William Butler '40
Date of birth: January 4, 1917
Date of death: February 4, 1945
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
Smedley was lost when USS Barbel (SS 316) was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Palawan on February 4, 1945.
His wife was listed as next of kin.
All Hands lists him as a recipient of the Bronze Star; unable to find this citation.