Butch Henry, the manager of a local trucking company, was a seven-year volunteer with the Kingman Fire Department. He also was the son of a thirty-year veteran of the same Fire Department, and his nephew later became a career firefighter and Assistant Chief for that Fire Department. Eleven acclaimed firefighters, two members and nine volunteers of the Kingman Fire Department died as a result of a disastrous fire and explosion that ripped apart a railroad tanker car filled with propane gas as it was being off-loaded.
This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.