Lynn D. “Buck” Compton was a first lieutenant in Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, the group known these days as the “Band of Brothers.” He earned the Purple Heart and Silver Star. After the war, Compton became a prosecutor and judge in California.
If you want to learn more about Buck Compton’s life, I recommend checking out his biography, Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers. It’s great window into a different time and a man of a different breed.
Read the obituary: “Lynn D. ‘Buck’ Compton Dies at 90; Judge Also Known for WWII Service” (LA Times)