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Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr
Birth: Jul. 18, 1886
Munfordville
Hart County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

United States Army General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1908. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1940, Major General in 1941 and Lieutenant General in 1943. In 1944 he organized the Tenth Army, which went into combat in Okinawa in 1945. He was killed by a Japanese artillery shell on June 18, 1945, three days before Okinawa was finally taken. He was first buried in the Tenth Army Cemetery on Okinawa before his remains were taken back to Kentucky to lie beside his father, who was Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General and Kentucky Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner Sr. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Parents:
  Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Adele Blanc Buckner (1893 - 1988)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lily Buckner Belknap (1858 - 1893)*
  Simon Bolivar Buckner (1886 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Frankfort Cemetery
Frankfort
Franklin County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Nov 13, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6925151
Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr
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Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr
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Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr
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