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 Brother Buck Compton from Easy Company has gone to that house not made with hands
HUMONGO  [Team Member]
2/28/2012 2:59:59 PM EDT
Brother Lynn "Buck" Compton, member of Easy Company, Federal Prosecutor of Sirhan Sirhan and Federal Judge appointed by President Reagan,0,356555.story

As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. "Buck" Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

And after then-Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed him to the 2nd District Court of Appeal in 1970, he was known as one of its most conservative jurists.

But it was long after he retired from the bench in 1990 that Compton became known for something that previously had been mentioned only in passing in newspaper articles about him: his World War II military service.

Compton was a first lieutenant in Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Army's 101st Airborne Division — one of the true-life characters who gained late-in-life renown when they were portrayed in "Band of Brothers," the 2001 HBO miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 bestseller.

Compton, who suffered a heart attack Jan. 11, died Saturday at his daughter Tracy's home in Burlington, Wash., said his family. He was 90.

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NE223  [Team Member]
2/28/2012 3:43:34 PM EDT
ruger556boy  [Team Member]
2/28/2012 3:53:51 PM EDT

Great american hero. He is in a better place. Buck Compton and DickWinters are in in the afterlife together again.

Side note. It was interesting to hear that he later became a ADA and a Judge. He was a very successful.
IronMedic  [Team Member]
2/28/2012 4:49:02 PM EDT
Rest in Peace Brother

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HUMONGO  [Team Member]
2/28/2012 5:06:06 PM EDT
I had no clue he was a Master Mason until I saw his spot on the news tonight and you could see his ring and decided to do some research.
medicmandan  [Team Member]
2/28/2012 7:17:14 PM EDT
Knight-Mason  [Team Member]
2/29/2012 4:08:06 AM EDT
1IV  [Team Member]
2/29/2012 4:14:46 AM EDT
Thank God for letting us have him all this time.

Rest easy. You are one of our finest.....
hcso617  [Team Member]
2/29/2012 8:41:17 AM EDT
Brother Compton has completed all the designs on his trestle board, RIP my Brother. Blessed are the Peace Makers.
Tampstick  [Member]
2/29/2012 8:47:35 AM EDT
Rest easy...Brother
WVHunter1s1k  [Member]
2/29/2012 8:49:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hcso617:
Brother Compton has completed all the designs on his trestle board, RIP my Brother. Blessed are the Peace Makers.

RIP brother!
So mote it be, amen!

iNuhBaDNayburhood  [Moderator]
2/29/2012 9:02:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By IronMedic:
Rest in Peace Brother

+100000 The world is a darker place without him...

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