2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, February 27, 2012

RIP Lynn "Buck" Compton

In an assembly area somewhere where paratroopers don't need chutes there is another soldier reporting for muster...

Another member of Easy Company 2/506th PIR, the famous "Band of Brothers" portrayed on the HBO mini-series has died.  "Buck" Compton passed away this past weekend on the 26th of February.  Unlike many of his contemporaries from the unit, he did live a live of somewhat notice after the war becoming a prosecuting attorney in California and even prosecuted Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of  Robert Kennedy before eventually retiring as a circuit judge.

Lynn D. "Buck" Compton
December 31, 1921 - February 26, 2012

More and more of these warriors of yesterday are leaving us on a daily basis.  Its just time, that's all...you can fight the mightiest foes on this planet but against time you are defenseless.  Being a noted veteran only makes his passing that much more noticeable to the people who pay attention to such things.   It was pointed out on the forum I received this information from that in his hometown as of today there was no special mention as of yet.  I had the pleasure of talking to a WW2 veteran of the 17th Airborne Division while waiting for my wife and daughter to finish up shopping.  These guys (and gals) are truly leaving a vacuum of history behind them, I hope all of them get at least a passing notice of their partings and a chance to tell their story to somebody, whether it be for 10 minutes at a Kohl's store on over many years to their grandchildren. Those who forget the sufferings of the past will one day endure their own foolishly.

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