I was working as a legal stenographer with the LA District Attorneys office during the Shirhan Shirhan trial. Mr Compton was a well respected DA. I did not know about his service in WWII until recently. I would have liked to hear of his experiences. My father fought in the Battle of the Bulge and also received a Purple Heart. God bless the Compton family. Your father was a great man.
We were honored to have had the opportunity to visit with Buck on several occasions. We thank him for his service to our great nation and for fighting to preserve the freedom our forefathers created for us. He lead a remarkable life and raised two wonderful daughters. Buck was a blessing and inspiration to all.
He will be greatly missed.
As a neighbor and friend and veteran I was blessed and honored to know Buck. In talking to him about his experiences during the D-Day Normandy invasion I learned of his bravery during the battle at Brecourt Manor. A few years later my wife and I visited the Normandy region and found the Manor where he fought. I will never forget the impression it left on me. God bless you dear Buck. Your life has been an inpiration to so many.We will miss you.
We have enjoyed knowing Buck as a fellow church-goer and feel sharing a pew with Buck and his family & friends was a blessing for us. Best wishes to the family in your time of loss. BJ & Frank
I did not have the honor of meeting Mr. Compton; I only knew of him from Band of Brothers. He must have been a captivating and wonderful man throughout his whole life.
Thank you, Mr. Compton, for your bravery and dedication to your country, family, and friends.
My condolences to the Compton family.
My thoughts and prayers to all. I had the honor of meeting Buck a few times, at Reading and Hershey PA. A true gentleman and hero. Currahee!
Syndee & Tracy-
I was thrilled to meet Buck at Creekside . He was a true gentleman & very modest about everything he did in his incredible life. A real Hero. Plus just an all around nice person. I am so sorry for your loss, Sincerely- Joanie Nagatani
Eyes right! Hand salute!
On to your next post.
Thank you for saving our country.
Good voyage to you Buck. It was an honor to know you!
Buck,it was an honor for me and
Grace to know you,we had many a vist and conversations with you at the various Band of Brothers events,our hearts go out to your daughters for there loss,i hope you can vist and see my Dad and other 101st men that have gone before you,rest in peace,and "job well done",your all hero's,and the world is a better place for what you guys conquered 67 years ago
I was honored to meet Buck for the first time in 2008 at the Easy Company Reunion in Salem, Oregon. The respect I have for him is immense. From one Police Officer to another Police Officer, you will never be forgotten. As long as there is air in my lungs your memory will stay alive. I pray you had a full canopy and a soft landing in Heaven. Rest in peace, Sir.
Bucks memory will forever live on. He was a legend and was one of many heroes. I flew from Australia to meet him only last year and he is the nicest man. Today everything I do I do for him. He is a true hero and a legend. His memory shall forever live on. I never thought it would hurt so much as I had only met him once but now as I right this I cry for him and in his memory. I salute him and have the utmost respect for him.
Thank you for all you did for this country .
The Crofts Family - Janesville, WI
Saw Mt. Vernon newspaper front-page headline "I was Lucky" some years ago during a military event/Buck's photo & nice article--from there a retired Army MG and I helped arrange several speaking venues for him which he appreciated. Enjoyed meeting Shannon, his book,and Buck's warm hospitality at his home. A true Gentleman. HOOAH!
Thank you Sir. for all that you did for us. God Bless you and your Family.
Buck Compton was a true hero who along with his Band of Brothers brought peace and freedom to so many who were oppressed. He now joins many members of Easy Company who proceeded him in eternal peace. Thank you for your service as a Soldier and as a public servant. Rest in Peace.
What a privilege to have know Buck these last few years. Our paths had passed over the years in LA, with UCLA, LA High, Law school, etc. Great talks at the GOP HQ. Loved his books. Rest in Peace.
Knew Buck personally for many years while i was growing up...My mom used to work for the family and we have great memories..Tracy..Syndee...Im sorry for you loss...i have lost your number since you all moved..give my mom a call..the number is still the same.
WWII Paratroopers are all heroes to me. Rest In Peace Buck.
Rest in peace, Buck. Thank you for everything. You where and still are a true hero...
Memory remains the sole means of our requital to such a man. I will remember you and your brothers, as will my sons.
Nebyl to obycejny clovek, ale statecny muz, dokazal mnoho a proto mu take bylo doprano dozit se tohoto uctyhodneho veku, mozna jako podekovani za to, co pro nas udelal...Odpocivejte v pokoji..
I was an American Airlines Agent at SEATAC Inter' Airport,that got the honor of meeting "Buck" just this past year,I also got to meet his daughthers that express their love for their father,I remember how proud they were then and also when I got to meet them when they flew back into Seattle. I hve 32 yrs with the airlines and meeting "Buck" and his family will go down as one of the highlights of my career. God bless you all,you'll continue to be in my prayers. Cindy Chappell-Calleja, American Airlines SEATAC Inter' Airport
Thank you, Judge Compton, for all the roles you played in service to your country and to California. You live an truly amazing life.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
My condolences to the Compton family. I never got to meet Mr. Compton but it is still a great loss of a great man, a true American Hero.
May you rest in peace and enjoy the company of your Band of Brothers that have gone before you.
What a life! Clearly, your father's dedication to his Country was exceeded only by that to his family. Job well done, Buck Compton...rest Easy.
What a life full of accomplishments.. R.I.P.
I didn't know this wonderful man... I was in the Armored Field Artillery WWII, so it meant a lot to me to know and admire all things about the Band of Brothers and his exploits... its men like this that keep our country strong and proud....I offer a prayer and thanks for his heroism and just being a real human being....Fred Talbot
My deepest condolences for the deaths of Mr. "Buck"Compton.
I had the great chance to meet him in Belgium a few years ago.
It was a real gentleman.
Syndee and Tracy, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He and your mom were very good to us. We didn't know he was a hero, when we knew him here on Lopez. He was a very kind and humble man. Our sincere condolences. John and Valerie Yukluk
TO THE COMPTON FAMILY,I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONE MY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AT PSALM 65:2
Another of the "Greatest Generation" has passed, who spent his whole life serving his country and the people in it. We can never really fathom what "they" actually accomplished, but they truely saved the world. True American Heroes. All the men and women of the US Military. God Bless them all!
Mr Compton is now attending a reunion that we all wait for. God Bless you "Buck"
I am sorry to hear about your loss. The void that he and all veterans of world war two leave can never or will ever will be filled. Thank you for allowing us to share in his story.
Thank you for your service to your country.Sleep well
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Thank you sir for a life of service and your selfless devotion to your fellow soldiers, family and friends. God Bless you and your Band of Brothers.
My you now rest in peace and may GOD bless you and your family. My condolences to the family and friends of a truly
Great American and Hero.
With utmost respect,
God Bless all the Band of Brothers, and the hero I got to know named "Buck". He was a true gentleman and always great to talk to. He made me proud to be an American.
Rest in peace my friend.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country and freedom. We never met, but I am proud to know some of your story and life. Your family is in my prayers.
Buck was a true hero. What a life! My condolences to the Compton family.
A member of the greatest generation that truly changed world history.
May you be with Eagles again sir!
Buck Compton had a complete life full of reward and adventure and acclaim. A great American and an example to us all. My prayers are with his family and his band of brothers.
In loving memory of a true patriot,and fine man. My condolences to the Compton family, from a former paratrooper of a different era. God Bless.
Further to my earlier message, here is a photo of Mr. Compton and Mr. Malarkey.
May Jehovah comfort you all during this time of deep sorrow.
My prayers and condolences to his family and our country for losing such a selfless soul. I promise to help keep his memory alive by teaching other people about him and his fellow soldiers. I never met him yet I am awestruck by his honor. Truly an inspiration!
Please accept my condolences to the entire Compton family. Buck was a man who with many others made great sacrifices for freedom, but took little credit for it. I did not know Buck personally, but felt I did get to know part of him with all that I read. Thanks for your service. God Bless, Godspeed, and Currahee!
MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. THANK YOU SIR, FOR YOUR SERVICE. TO THIS GREAT NATION. YOU WERE INDEED, A HERO. R.I.P.
My deepest condolences, may he rest in peace. As a Californian I appreciated all he did, and owe him a great debt as part of The Greatest Generation for his inspiration and service. He was an honorable man, not to be forgotten. Hold your memories close and they will help you through this difficult time. Our veterans and those currently serving deserve our total honor and respect. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
"Another comrade has been summoned by the high command, he has gone to report to the Commander of us all". God speed as another American Hero has departed us.
To the Compton family, please accept my deepest condolences. The world owes an enormous debt to Lt Compton and The Greatest Generation for their service, sacrifice and enormous contributions to free nations on this earth. Californians must honor his service and accomplishments for their state. LT, I wish you Godspeed as you join your wife and comrades in arms. Thank you sir.
Adam L. Adair, MSgt, USAF (RET)
A man of honor, who withstood pain of seeing friends killed, yet continued to serve his country and fellow Americans his entire life. thank you RIP, now all the band of brothers can be together .
I didn't know him, but my prayers are with the family. May he rest in peace and he will not be forgotten.
My condolances to 1LT Compton's family. Your father, and 'The Greatest Generation' are an inspiration to those who have served after him. God Bless all of you. Curahee!
Norm Lewis, MSgt., CA ANG (Ret.)
To the family : You are all in my prayers. This man was a hero - a man among men. His service to this country was honorable and men like him, our veterans ans active duty soldiers deserve all our respect and honor.
Rest now sir, your tour is now complete.
You will live on forever in our hearts..
Thank you for your service to keep our country free
Thank you for all your years of service. You may now stand down.
I WAS JUST DOING MY JOB.
A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT.BUT
A HERO DOESN`T SAY 'I WAS JUST DOING
MY JOB AS WELL AS I KNEW HOW TO DO IT.'
EVEN GOD EXPECTS NO MORE OF HIS CHILDREN.
CARL COSIMO RIZZO
GENERAL OF CROSSING GUARDS
My condolences to the Compton family. Your Dad's generation was the inspiration to our younger generation to carry forward. "Currahee, Sir"
John Linardy, MAJ, USA (Ret)
Co A, 1st Bn (Abn), 506th Inf; 1962-65
What is there that can be said in regards to individuals like Mr. Compton. Thank you seems to ring hollow in light of the sacrifice made by Mr. Compton and his family. You will not be forgotten your memory will live on every day as we enjoy this precious gift of our freedom. Our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Lynn Compton.
Thank you! Soldier, Hero & Patriot. RIP. God Bless! Taps.
God Bless, Rest in Peace. And thank you for your service.
My condolences to the Compton Family, friends and loved ones. If we were to sum up Buck Compton's life, we'd all agree, it was a pretty good one. He was blessed with a loving wife, two adoring daughters, grandchildren, and 90 years to live it all. We bid you farewell, Mr. Compton, time to join your wife and your Band of Brother's for a reunion party. Godspeed Lynn, Godspeed...
A role model for all seasons, Buck did his duty for our country and we should never forget him and all the men that gave us freedom. I think he would have wanted all WWII vet to get full recognition for duty served. Thank you sir for your total life.
My father was a WW II Vet, and I am also a Vet, but not of the calber of these fine Heroes. I just wish I could have met Mr. Compton and told him Thank You. A TRUE Hero! Rest In Peace, Sir.
A true American hero. May he rest in peace.
There's a reason they're known as "The Greatest Generation." Thank you, Mr. Compton. God bless you.
TO THE COMPTON FAMILY WE SHARE OUR CONDOLENCES WITH YOU,AT PSALMS 90:10 IN THEMSELVES THE DAY OF OUR YEARS ARE SEVENTY YEARS;AND IF BECAUSE OF SPECIAL MIGHTINESS THEY ARE EIGHTY YEARS, LYNN D. COMPTON WAS ONE OF THE MIGHTY ONES.
Like my dad, another WWII vet, he is a real hero. Like my dad, served on D-Day. Like my dad, was a humble man. Did his duty and moved on. Never talked about it.
The world is losing a great generation whose teachings are sorely missed.
RIP, Mr. Compton.
Truly one of the "Greatest Generation". Thank you for
your service and God bless...
God Speed Buck!
My sincere sympathy to the Compton family. May you have solace in prayer. Psalms 65:2
My deepest sympathy and my condolences to Compton family.
It was an honor for me to meet this great man few years ago on the battlefields near Bastogne.
He was a thru gentleman.
May he rest in peace.
Frederic CRUCQ, Belgium.
Our condolences to the Compton family. We had the honor to meet Mr Compton at a book signing in an army base in Germany. An experience we cherish in our hearts forever.
Our condolences to the Compton family for their loss of their father. We became admirers of their father and the rest of Easy Company after watching the HBO series Band of Brothers. Mr. Compton will never be forgotten along with the rest of bravest heroes of WWII.Your last and final jump has been done, may you rest in peace.
To the Compton family: It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Lt. Lynn D. "Buck" Compton at Coupeville High School last year! Thank you Tracy for letting him talk and share his experiences during his time in World War II! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family in this time of mourning. He certainly will not be forgotten!
To the Compton
In association of
~Band of Brothers~
in ones new life
Thanks for serving Buck, we'll see you again some day on calmer shores.
Thanks for his service for our country! Condolences for his family and friends. What a legacy he has left! May you be comforted by the prayers being lifted for you, embraced by your memories and held in love by your faith.
My deepest condolences to the Compton family. My father Judge J. Steve Williams was one of his dear friends. On several occasions we had the joy of spending time with "Uncle Buck". He had an amazing sense of humor and i love all the great stories of my father and his days as young men. I was named after your beautiful mother Donna as a result of their deep friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
In a world where the term "hero" has been so diluted we only have to look at men like Mr.Compton and his generation to see what true heroism and service are.....god speed
a job well done for his family and country.
Dear Compton's Family
I am a retired OEF/OIF veteran, I am nothing compared to the men of Easy. This is the NCO that led them. I am honored to be alive at the same time as he was.
SSG Gnann, James
US Army (Retired)
What a hero. Sadly, another member of the Greatest Generation has left us. What a legacy. What a man. My condolences.
My condolences to the Compton family, may Lynn rest in peace, you will be always remembered.
To the Compton Family. I want you to know what an honour it was to meet your father "Buck" Compton in 2007 at Pegasus Bridge in Normandy, France, when our respective tours met. I was fortunate to receive his autograph and that of his fellow D-Day Comrade, Don Malarkey. When I shook Judge Compton's hand and thanked him for his service, he cupped my cheek in his hand and gave me a couple of pats. It was like being blessed. An unforgetable experience indeed! Please accept and extend my hearteflt sympathies to your family and friends at this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy and most heartfelt prayers to the Compton family ... although I did not know Mr. Compton or his family, I feel as though he is a close friend and protector ... thank you and God Bless
God Bless the Compton family. May Lynn rest in peace.
I extend my deepest sympathy to the Compton family for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I and the rest of America thank him for his duty yesterday that ensures our freedom today.
To the Compton Family, My heartfelt and deepest condolences for the loss we have all sustained. To Buck Compton and his surviving "Brothers", THANK YOU for our Freedom and the quality of life you preserved for us. The dignity and sacrifices of your generation will forever be my ideal of true Americans.
Tracy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. He was a legend and a leader among men. Our prayers and love are with you. Rest in peace Buck.
What an astounding American thanks for your GREAT service
To the Compton Family,
"May there be grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord." (1Timothy1:2)
Sorry for your loss.
What a man. Too bad we couldn't clone him. My father was a hero also and fought in WWII. Those men were something. God Bless you Sir, and have a wonderful journey ahead.
A member of the Greatest American Generation, men like you is what made this Country Great and You will be truly missed. Most of all I will remember Your Generation for all the Courage and Sacrifice you made so I can be Free. Thank You.
May God bring peace to the family and friends. Thank you for sharing the story of your service. We needed to know the sacrifice of these great men.
My condolences to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your father personally, I learned of him through the series" Band of Brothers" and his memoirs. I, along with thousands of Americans, learned of your dad's heroics as well as his heartbreaks. He most inspired me through his accomplishments before and after the war, proving once again that his generation was the "Greatest Generation." Thank you for sharing your life with us Buck and Godspeed trooper!
I was truly sorry to hear of Lt. Compton's passing. He truly was an American hero and legend. My heart felt sympathies go out to his daughters and grandchildren. Please make sure that his grandchildren know what a great man he truly was. I, for one of many, are grateful for his service to this country, both as a soldier and a prosecutor. GOD bless yo Buck, you done good.
The world has lost a great man, and we have lost a dear friend. Go with God, Buck.
What an outstanding life. What an astounding American.
A hero among heroes. Rest in peace.
Rest in peace, sir. And Thank You for your service.
A consummate professional a true advocate for the Heroes of our community, he was a true friend, and a very real person, he will be sorely missed. Rich