Here, Compton tells his own story for the first time, revealing how the skills, work ethic, and discipline he learned as a young man served as the foundation for the courage and selflessness he displayed during the deadliest conflict of the twentieth century. 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, Compton truly embodies the American dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, and judge.
This is the true story of a real-life hero who traveled to a faraway place and put his life on the line for the cause of freedom-and an insightful memoir about courage, leadership, camaraderie, compassion, and the opportunities for success that can only happen in America.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 1 MP3, 9 hrs. 30 min.|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton (1921-2012) was a collegiate sports star, esteemed war veteran, detective, attorney, and judge. As a second lieutenant during World War II, he commanded the second platoon of Easy Company in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division.
Reader of over 400 audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. AudioFile includes Dick on their prestigious list of "Golden Voices."
What People are Saying About This
"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