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Major Archibald Butt was a trusted presidential aide and known hero aboard the doomed RMS Titanic.
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She went on to say "Major Butt helped ... frightened people so wonderfully, tenderly, and yet with such cool and manly firmness. He was a soldier to the last."
The Titanic sunk into the Atlantic Ocean after 2 a.m. the following morning.T hough he was lost in the disaster, Butt has long been remembered for his heroism on that deadly night. A close friend of Butt,
President Taft gave the eulogy at his memorial service. A fountain was built to honor Butt and his friend Millet in Washington, D.C., in 1913. The monument can still be found in the President's Park at the White House.
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