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Buckner, Simon Bolivar Jr. (Simon)

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Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: General

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1886 - He was born on the 18th of July.

1908 - He won an appointment to West Point from President Theodore Roosevelt.

1919 - Buckner returned to West Point as an instructor.

1932-1936 - He became instructor and Commandant of Cadets.

1944 - In July, Buckner was sent to Hawaii to organize the Tenth Army, and prepare for the Battle of Taiwan, later to be changed to the Battle of Okinawa, the largest sea-land-air battle in history, which also turned out to be slow and bloody.

1945 - On the 18th of June, he was killed by enemy artillery fire during the closing days of the battle.


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