Veterans Day, November 11th, honors the country’s servicemen. The Waltham Room now has a display remembering one such veteran, Dr. Douglas E. Butman. He spent his entire career as a physician here in Waltham before his retirement in 1987. He served in World War II as a Navy medical officer and was involved in the D-Day effort.
Earlier this year, a kind donor gave the Archives papers based on a diary kept by his grandfather, Dr. Richard D. Anderson, who had served alongside Dr. Butman. The display has a map of the United Kingdom showing some of the locales in Scotland, Wales, and England where “Doug” was stationed, with excerpts from the papers explaining his work.
posted by Jan