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John T. Butterwick, Dan Bon 2227

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John T. Butterwick, Colonel, USAF Retired. Dan Bon 2227

1911-2007 

In the photo below, then Lt.Col John T Butterwick of Kewanee Illinois an Air Force officer assigned to the United Nations command in Korea, attempts to kick his instructor Sang Kyu Shim (Dan Bon 180).

Lt Col Butterwick also signed the photo to show appreciation to the Kwan Jang Nim Founder Hwang Kee, also signed by his instructor Sang Kyu Shim (Dan Bon 180) on 11 May 1960.

It should be noted that Sang Kyu Shim Sa bom Nim was the first delegate sent by the Founder Hwang Kee to the United States in 1960.

Col. John T. Butterwick, upon his death Jan. 24, 2007 was 96 years old.  He was born in 1911.

Butterwick was the son of Garnett Butterwick, who ran a hardware store for many years in the building now owned by the Kewanee Historical Society.

Col John butterwick 2277John Butterwick had a colorful career in the Army Air Corps in World War II, enlisting in 1941, and being discharged in 1946, and later in the Air Force, the new military branch, attaining the rank of colonel.   He was later assigned to the General Secretary's Office at the United Nations where he served as an intelligence analyst.  Colonel Butterwick operated as a stock broker in Miami after he left the military service.

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Above photos Courtesy of H.C. Hwang, Kwan Jang Nim's Historical Photo Collection.©
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Photo Courtesy of Historic Images, 1960 Press Photo.

Shim and butterwick and norris in USA 1963The above photos are from the Kwan Jang Nim's Photo Collection, in the photo above on the bottom, you can see Chuck “Carlos” Norris in the picture, standing row, 2nd from the right.

Standing to his left is S.K. Shim, Sa bom Nim (Dan Bon 180).  Col. Butterwick is sitting in the center in the photo above it, and standing next to the Air Force Officer in uniform in the picture below.
These are early photos of the Moo Duk Kwan col butterwick and his students 1964established in California in the early 60's at a northern California U.S. Air Force Base.

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Roberto Bonefont

Began training in 1967 at the age of 16, as a member of the Brooklyn Highland Park Y.M.C.A., under the guidance and training of Mr. Mike Masley, Jr., Dan Bon 10180, and tested for Cho Dan on June 18, 1969.  Now a certified 4th Dan Ko Dan Ja, and was issued his original testing date Dan Bon 13927 by Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang based on his petition to honor that date and evidence showing Mr. Mike Masley and his instructors,  Mr. Robert Sohn, Dan Bon 6037 and Mr. Vincent Nunno, Dan Bon 7291, were legitimate representatives of the Founder, and Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee and the Korean Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Association in 1969.
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