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    Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90

    Currahee, sir!!!

    Compton was a first lieutenant in Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Army's 101st Airborne Division one of the true-life characters who gained late-in-life renown when they were portrayed in "Band of Brothers," the 2001 HBO miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 bestseller.

    Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton obituary: Judge also known for WWII service - latimes.com
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    Re: Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Currahee, sir!!!
    Neal McDonough portrayed him masterfully in BoB.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90

    May he rest in peace.

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    Re: Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Neal McDonough portrayed him masterfully in BoB.
    I wouldn't go that far, but he did purdy good. I read the book before I saw the show and McDonough wasn't the guy I pictured when I thought of Buck Compton. That's just me.
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    Re: Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    May he rest in peace.
    He will. He's earned it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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