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 Lynn Davis “Buck” Compton

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Lynn Davis “Buck” Compton

  • Birth 31 Dec 1921 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 2012 Burlington, Skagit County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 85896296

Attorney, Judge. Born Lynn Davis Compton, he was a noted prosecuting attorney, judge and World War II military figure. In the early 1940s, he was a two-sport athlete for UCLA College, excelling in both baseball, football and played in 1943 Rose Bowl Game. When World War II broke out, he joined the US Army, was commissioned a Lieutenant and became an officer with the famed Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, the elite group of paratroopers known as the Band of Brothers. He parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, fought in Operation-Market Holland and at the Battle of Bastogne. For his war actions, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star Medal. After the war, he attended Loyola Law School in 1946 and became a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department. In 1951, he joined Los Angeles District Attorney's office as a Deputy District Attorney and was promoted Chief Deputy District Attorney in 1964. During his time as Chief Deputy District Attorney, he was most known for successfully prosecuting Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Senator Bobby Kennedy in 1968. In 1970, Governor Ronald Regan appointed him Associate Justice Judge of the California Court of Appeal where served until 1990. In retirement he hosted a radio commentary show, worked with the Republican Party Headquarters and traveled extensively speaking at local schools and at US military bases all over the world. In 2001, actor Neal McDonough portrayed Buck Compton in the acclaimed HBO-TV miniseries production of "Band of Brothers". His memoirs "Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers", was published in 2008.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 28 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85896296
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lynn Davis “Buck” Compton (31 Dec 1921–25 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85896296, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.