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Lynn Compton

Easy Company soldier turned noted jurist (1921-2012)

1921   -   2012

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of California, Los Angeles
occupation: lawyer, police officer, judge, baseball player
award received: Purple Heart, Silver Star
position held: prosecutor

Lynn Davis "Buck" Compton (December 31, 1921 – February 25, 2012) was an American jurist, police officer, and soldier. In his legal career, he served as a prosecutor and California Court of Appeal judge, and is most notable as having been the lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan's trial for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Previously, he served with the Los Angeles Police Department. During World War II, he was a commissioned officer with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. Compton was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Neal McDonough.
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