It’s with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that one of the leading lights of our community has gone out.
On Sunday, James G Butler passed away on a trip to Thailand with his new fiancé.
Not yet 30, James was one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met.
Deeply loving and heart centered, he was also a warrior.
He was a Navy bomb disposal expert by training. And he served two terms in Afghanistan.
He told me once that he missed the camaraderie of his time in the military. The deep trust he had in his brothers that when they were facing danger, they had his back—and he had theirs.
He told me that this was why he loved 4PC so much. Because they have his back and he has theirs.
He told us all, many times, that 4PC was his family and he was going to be a member for life.
Little did we know how true that would be—and how tragically short his life would be. [Read more…]