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Lynn "Buck" Compton Passes at the Age of 90 - 2/29/2012 11:53:33 PM   
KG Erwin


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For fans of "Band of Brothers", another one of the now-immortalized vets of E Co/506 PIR has died. "Buck" was one of many of that unit who was portrayed in the HBO miniseries. We are losing WWII vets at a rapid pace now, unfortunately, so I'm glad that many of their stories have been preserved in various formats, including archived interviews.

Rest in peace, Buck.

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RE: Lynn "Buck" Compton Passes at the Age of 90 - 3/1/2012 12:43:06 AM   
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Yep...my dad is now in his late 80ties; and I pick his brain whenever I can re: his WW2 service.

He was with the 13th Army Air Force in the Philippines and has passed on some great stories. Sadly, soon only the written stories will remain.


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RE: Lynn "Buck" Compton Passes at the Age of 90 - 3/1/2012 2:30:51 AM   
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quote:

KG Erwin & oldspec4

Thanks for the heads up on both accounts.

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RE: Lynn "Buck" Compton Passes at the Age of 90 - 3/1/2012 2:47:14 AM   
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I cant wait to go back to the PI

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RE: Lynn "Buck" Compton Passes at the Age of 90 - 3/1/2012 3:50:06 AM   
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May he rest in peace.  Amen

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