Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | September 7, 2010

Your chance to meet a real live hero

Here’s an invitation you don’t get every day: come and meet a living legend.    

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30, we’re hosting Buck Compton for a conversation about history: making it and witnessing it.  Buck (and I feel way too informal addressing him that way, but he keeps saying that’s what he prefers) has led an amazing lifetime.  I’m really looking forward to hearing some of his thoughts and experiences.

Television viewers familiar with the mini-series Band of Brothers will recognize Buck as one of the members of Easy Company, whose exploits were popularized in the series.  He participated in the parachute infantry regiment, was awarded the Silver Star for actions taken on D-Day, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  After the war, he served with the Los Angeles Police Department, and eventually became a California Court of Appeals Judge, as well as the lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan’s trial for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.  After retiring, Buck wrote a book, Call of Duty, about his lifetime of service.

The format for the evening will be question-and-answer.  You can bring your questions with you, or better yet, send them to me in advance at  There is no charge to attend.

To find out more, click here.   I hope I’ll see you there.               — Mary Beth




  1. […] thanks to the more than 125 people who showed up last night to honor Buck Compton (see related blog) and enjoy his stories.   There were some great laughs, and a standing ovation full of affection […]

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