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Lynn "Buck" Compton (1921–2012) was a decorated war veteran, lawyer, and judge. Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton is an American hero, although he will say he just did his duty. His life is a testament to his integrity and his love of his country. This is a very good read.

Lynn "Buck" Compton (1921–2012) was a decorated war veteran, lawyer, and judge. In 1969, he led the team that secured the prosecution of Sirhan B. Sirhan for the assassination of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Compton's military service in World War II was portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He served as a lieutenant and commanded Company E, also known as Easy Company, in the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division.

Lynn "Buck" Compton was the Lt. who jumped behind enemy lines on D-day (and earned a Silver Star) and as part of. .Buck Compton led quite a life. We first learned about Compton through Band of Brothers. who jumped behind enemy lines on D-day (and earned a Silver Star) and as part of Market Garden in he Low Countries, then An interesting book-a look into the mind of Chuck Compton, a bona fide member of the Greatest Generation. The guy was a war hero and accomplished prosecuting attorney. This book is his whole life - youth, sports, marriage; ROTC, OCS, combat, reserves; his work in the LA police department, LA District Attorney's office, and his judgeship. One of the major highlights was his prosecution of Sirhan Sirhan for assassinating RFK.

Lynn Compton, Marcus Brotherton. The national bestselling World War II memoir by Buck Compton, a hero from the famed Band of Brothers, with a foreword by John McCain. As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers. This is the true story of a real-life hero.

Compton's memoirs, entitled Call of Duty: My Life before, during and after the Band of Brothers and written with Marcus Brotherton, were published by Berkeley Publishing on May 6, 2008. A celebration of Compton's 90th birthday was held in January 2012 with nearly 200 in attendance including Band of Brothers actors Michael Cudlitz, James Madio, Neal McDonough, and Richard Speight, Jr. McDonough developed a friendship with Compton while making the miniseries and kept in touch afterwards Failing.

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Lynn D. Compton, Marcus Brotherton. Lynn Buck Compton has been a collegiate sports star, esteemed war veteran, detective, attorney, and judge. As a college athlete, Compton competed alongside legends such as Jackie Robinson. Among combat veterans, Lt. Lynn Buck Compton's name and autograph are recognized internationally along with Dick Winters, Wild Bill Guarnere, and Don Malarkey. As a second lieutenant during World War II, Compton commanded the second platoon of Easy Company in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division.

Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers. Call of Duty - Lynn Compton. by Lynn Compton and Marcus Brotherton. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post-World War II legal career as a prosecutor, in which he helped convict Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Buck Compton's story truly embodies the American Dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, judge.

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Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers.

Buck Compton has lead an incredible life. Buck comes across as a very likable guy who is very grounded and true to his values. Like Malarky's book, I found it impossible to put this one down as well.

The national bestselling World War II memoir with a foreword by John McCain. As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers. This is the true story of a real-life hero. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post-World War II legal career as a prosecutor, in which he helped convict Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Buck Compton's story truly embodies the American Dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, judge.

Comments: (7)

Yannara
What an interesting life. WWII, Band of Brothers, that makes up just a part of this man's journey. He really downplays his own part in events but it isn't some form of fake self modesty and he sets the record straight, or at least gives you a different viewpoint especially if all you saw was the miniseries Band of Brothers. Having been around and remembering the RFK assassination he telling of the circumstances brought it all back to how it was that night and the day after.
Doath
This book is more than a re-telling of Band of Brothers. But I really only appreciated that fact when I had finished reading the book.

I have read most of the books written by or about members of Easy Company. I do the same thing every time; that is, to approach it with the idea that the material will expand the information in the Ambrose book, and bring even more details of the fighting. That's not exactly the case here.

Reflections on Band of Brothers deal mostly with Mr. Compton trying to correct inaccuracies in the mini-series or clarifying events that are depicted that didn't actually happen. I found some of the effort to correct the mini-series sort of squashed my fun as I had accepted the HBO series as accurate. I'm fine to now know that some of the events are made up, but it doesn't in any way make me appreciate the series any less. Rather, it adds clarity and helps explain the truth behind some of what we see on the screen.

Really, the real joy of the book had little to do with Band of Brothers. I was fascinated to read of Mr. Compton's early career as an actor. I was inspired by the way he worked to get on with his life after the tragic death of his father. Some of the most interesting reading was the coverage of life after the war. The people he came into contact with and the events he was involved in were just terrific reading.

My favorite part of the book was the rant portion at the end. It was nice to read what someone as experienced with life as Buck Compton thinks about the state of our nation. I'd like to make that section required reading for all high school students. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in modern culture or contemporary political science.

If you're looking only for another re-telling of Band of Brothers, this is not your book. If, on the other hand you want to read about the life of a true hero, one of the Band of Brothers, this book is a must for you.
Thordigda
Some of the books written by WWII Vets can be a little dry, sometimes unorganized and poorly edited, but not Buck's book. It's a great read, not just about his experiences with Easy Co, but his life after the war. His life experiences are pretty amazing, the people he met, how he progressed through his career and his political views. He and Neal McDonough make some very compelling political statements at the end of the book, in relation to the state of our country and what is wrong with it. If your a liberal, you'll likely hate it. I was shocked to see people rating this at 1 star. It's a good read, holds your attention and yes, it's not all about his life in Easy Co. during the war. If that's want, then don't bother I guess. Too me, its interesting as it tells the entire life story, he as a kid, teenager, then his military career and coming back the war to begin his real life. We owe a lot to our WWII vets and they were a very unique generation. I find that their stories of the war and their post war stories just as interesting.
Rare
As always anything about the 506PIR Easy Company is spellbinding and anyone who adds additional material helps to keep the memory alive. Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton is an American hero, although he will say he just did his duty. His life is a testament to his integrity and his love of his country. This is a very good read.
Skrimpak
This book is more about Lt. Compton and his career after the war than during the war, He is a hardworking Guy but if you are looking for more stories and info about Band of Brothers and Easy Company this isn't the best book.
Dog_Uoll
This is an enjoyable, entertaining and inspirational account of Buck Compton's life! Buck is extremely honest, candid and humble in this account of his accomplishments and set backs! I wish I could have read this book when I was younger. It's a shining example of what a guy can do with hard work, a good attitude and a friendly demeanor.
Very interesting to read about the war and E. Company from another officer's perspective. Thus far, Dick Winters is the only E. Company officer (that I know of) who has written about this group of extraordinary men.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the men of the Greatest Generation.
Zeks Horde
Buck Compton's story offers a glimpse into the life of a successful man. My only disappointment is that the section of the book describing his activities during World War II is short. His modesty or memory limited the discussion of his own activities, and one must read other volumes by his fellow 101st AB soldiers (eg Winters, Guarnere) and other historians (eg Ambrose)to get a more full account. Otherwise it's an interesting book about a man who found success after the war, and not all vet's did. Compton's later experiences in the judicial and political world are fascinating.
As one of the members of Easy Company, this is just another example of the greatest generation! All these great men have different perspectives on life and their time in Easy Company. I would encourage everyone to read this and books from the other men of Easy Company. Also the Bluray "Band of Brothers" also lends a lots of perspective on Easy Company as well........a super movie series!
Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Lt. Lynn Compton,Marcus Brotherton
ISBN: 0425227871
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Dutton Caliber; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009)
Pages: 304 pages