‘Band of Brothers’ soldier dies at 90 in Wash.



BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, died Saturday in Burlington, Wash., his daughter Tracy Compton said.

In January, nearly 200 guests, including actors from the miniseries, had attended his 90th birthday party.

Tracy Compton told the Skagit Valley Herald (http://is.gd/XScV1b ), “To us he wasn’t really a war hero, he was just a hero, period.”

Compton also is remembered for his legal career in California.

The Lost Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/AmfhYe ) he headed the team that prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the slaying of Robert F. Kennedy, and was appointed to the 2nd District Court of Appeal in 1970 by Gov. Ronald Reagan. It was long after he retired that he became famous for his military service.


Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com