December 2, 2010
Sanity Plate: Phil Butler (seen here as a POW, a midshipman with his father and a peace activist) has a special POW license plate. When he went to the DMV, an older white-haired woman took the information about the four numbers he wanted on it. She casually asked him how he chose 2,855; he responded, “It’s the number of days I spent as a POW.” Without looking up, the woman said “Holy f***.”
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Phillip Butler fought his way through a violent childhood and captivity at the hands of the North Vietnamese. He still fights, but his focus is on a different front – the U.S. government’s wars ov
There is little about Phillip Butler’s appearance to suggest a man who has lived by what he calls the “warrior spirit.” Dressed in a sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers, Butler wears his snowy white hair closely ...