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.