Lt. 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'smilitary service in World War II was portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseriesBand of Brothers. He served as a lieutenant andcommanded Company E, also known as Easy Company, in the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. For his heroic service he was awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Marcus Brothertonis a journalist and professional writer, known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He is the author of the national bestsellersA Company of Heroes,We Who Are Alive and Remain, and the coauthor ofCall of Dutywith Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton.
"Second Platoon was indeed 'blessed' to have Buck Compton as our
leader. He was a quiet and strong officer who, above all, listened
and talked to all men under his command. I could never say enough
to express my thanks and admiration for Buck Compton."
-William "Wild Bill" Guarnere