From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Butts, Dianne Louise

(born: December 23, 1957) 

Military Branch

National Guard

Active Duty Entered


Active Duty Exit


Exit Rank

Lieutenant Colonel


Dianne Louise Butts was born in Bowling Green, KY. Her video oral history interview with Earl Willis at the Warren County Library is available online at the Library of Congress. Dianne joined the Army in 1975, three years before the Women's Army Corps (WAC) was disbanded and the Army became one unit with both men and women. After her military career, she was an elementary education teacher.

Source: Dianne Louise Butts Collection
(AFC/2001/001/110839), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Warren County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Bowling Green, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Butts, Dianne Louise,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 15, 2024,

Last modified: 2023-05-08 17:43:24