Another Brother has gone

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cephus, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Buck Compton passed away May he RIP!!!!!!!!

    ‘Band of Brothers’ veteran ‘Buck’ Compton dead at 90 - The Washington Post

    <article> Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, an Army paratrooper whose World War II service was portrayed in the book and HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” and who later as a prosecutor secured a conviction of Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan, died Feb. 26 at his home in Burlington, Wash. He was 90.
    He had complications from a heart attack, said his daughter Syndee Compton. Mr. Compton retired in 1990 as a judge on the California Courts of Appeal.
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Vale "Buck" Compton

    Cephus, it didn't seem quite right to give your post a "like", given the that the post is about the loss of a man to his family and to the country that he loved. Just know that his devotion to his Brothers and his service to his country in a civillian capacity is acknowledged and valued.

    I have a well read copy of Band of Brothers at home, and will revisit it to check out any references to "Buck" Compton in the book.
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  3. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Reunited with God and his Brothers.
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Vale Lynn "Buck" Compton.

    Lynn "Buck" Compton features quite often in the book, "Band of Brothers".

    Of Compton, Ambrose wrote:
    Buck Compton is featured thirteen times during the course of the book. He was wounded in action (BoB pp128-129) near Nuenen
    How could you not love men like them?
  5. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    The most rare of men indeed.
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  6. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Job well done; live well lived....(Salute).

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  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    RIP. Men like Buck Compton are few and far between.
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    There are more men and women like "Buck Compton" than one might credit....some are presently in Afghanistan and elsewhere...ordinary men and woman, doing extraordinary things under harsh conditions and in the kind of direst circumstances that Compton and his band of brothers frequently found themselves in. It is in the nature of humanity to offer its worst and its best when times of crisis occur....Compton and his brothers gave of their best.
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