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  • Published: 5 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780425227879
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304

Call of Duty

My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers



The national bestselling World War II memoir by Buck Compton, a hero from the famed Band of Brothers, with a foreword by John McCain.

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.

This is the true story of a real-life hero. 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's story truly embodies the American Dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, judge.

  • Published: 5 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780425227879
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304

Praise for Call of Duty

"Second Platoon was indeed 'blessed' to have Buck Compton as our leader. He was a quiet and strong officer who, above all, listened and talked to all men under his command. I could never say enough to express my thanks and admiration for Buck Compton." -William "Wild Bill" Guarnere

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