Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers



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

Look for the Band of Brothers miniseries, now available to stream on Netflix!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440630323
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 411,229
File size: 320 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton (1921–2012) was a decorated war veteran, lawyer, and judge. In 1969, he led the team that secured the prosecution of Sirhan B. Sirhan for the assassination of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Compton's military service in World War II was portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He served as a lieutenant and commanded Company E, also known as Easy Company, in the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. For his heroic service he was awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.

Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer, known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He is the author of the national bestsellers A Company of HeroesWe Who Are Alive and Remain, and the coauthor of Call of Duty with Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton.

Table of Contents

Foreword   John McCain     ix
Preamble     xi
First Training Jump     1
From Benning to Normandy     7
The Shock at Brecourt     14
My "Movie Career"     19
Dad's Secret     29
Triumph     37
Horror     46
Somehow You Continue     53
Train for Georgia     65
To Get a Uniform     72
Decision of a Lifetime     78
Wearing the Wings     84
Joining Easy Company     91
Beyond D-Day     103
Carentan     109
Market Garden     117
Wounded     126
My Last Battle     134
The End of the War     145
Return to Normalcy     153
Vice     164
Happy Again     172
My First Trial     182
Secrets of the DA's Office     186
Key Cases     199
RFK Assassination     210
Sirhan Sirhan's Trial     222
Finishing on the Bench     231
Band of Brothers     242
Last Rants and Reflections     247
Epilogue$dBand of BrothersActor Neal McDonough     255
Acknowledgments     259
Index     261
About the Author     273
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