Call of Duty

Call of Duty

My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

Book - 2008
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The true story of an American hero-in his own words.

As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn 'Buck' Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers.

Here, Buck Compton tells his own story for the first time. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post- World War II legal career as a prosecutor, in which he helped convict Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Buck Compton truly embodies the American Dream- college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, judge.

This is the true story of a real-life hero who travelled to a faraway place and put his life on the line for the cause of freedom-and an insightful memoir about courage, leadership, camaraderie, compassion, and the opportunities for success that can only happen in America.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425219706
Call Number: 921 COMPTON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: United States. Army -- Parachute troops -- Biography.
United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. Company E -- History.
Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara, 1944- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination.
Compton, Lynn D., 1921-2012.
Public prosecutors -- California -- Biography.
College athletes -- California -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Additional Contributors: Brotherton, Marcus


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