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RIP Lynn D. "Buck" Compton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Played memorably by Neal McDonough in Band of Brothers. He played baseball with Jackie Robinson at UCLA, played in the Rose Bowl, took part in D-Day, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge with Easy Company and was the lead prosecutor of Sirhan Sirhan. He was 90.


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  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    John Wayne wishes he had that obit.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I'd be willing to bet flags around the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division area will be lowered today.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    John Wayne would salute his service, but just turned over in his grave at the thought of defecting from USC to UCLA.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wow. What a life.

    RIP. You've earned it, sir.
  7. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Not many of the Easy Company guys left.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    This is great and should have been depicted in Band of Brothers on HBO.

    “The distance to the fleeing enemy was about the same as from home plate to second base,” historian Stephen Ambrose wrote in the 1992 book “Band of Brothers.” Mr. Compton “threw his grenade on a straight line — no arch — and it hit a German in the head as it exploded.”
  9. They actually did show that but it happened so quick and in combat with lots of things going on that it would have been easy to miss.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Wow, what a great person. May he RIP.
  11. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    He might've been the only man who could accuse 'Forest Gump' of plagiarizing his life's story. That's a life well-lived.
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