TU student veteran featured in Tulsa World

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

University of Tulsa senior Josh Butts recently drew media attention for his persevering spirit as a wounded war veteran, dedicated track athlete and talented artist.

Although a piece of shrapnel remains lodged in his heel from his service in Iraq, Butts competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the Conference USA championship track meet held in May.

Through his portrait art, he has touched the lives of many veterans, capturing them with his own style of charcoal drawing.

To view the full Tulsa World story, visit http://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/article.aspx?subjectid=94&articleid=20090514_94_B1_TUathl502964&archive=yes

Contact:
Amethyst Cavallaro
918-631-2656
cavallaro@utulsa.edu