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Buckner, Simon Bolivar Jr.

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1945 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: General

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.