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LTC William F. Buckley

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LTC William Buckley was a Special Forces officer and a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee. He joined the U.S. Army in 1947. He served as a company commander with the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea during the Korean War. In 1960 he joined the U.S. Army Special Forces - serving with the 11th Special Forces Group in Boston, Massachusetts. LTC Buckley served in Vietnam with MACV as a Senior Advisor to the ARVN.

He earned a Silver Star while serving in Korea. In addition he was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Cross of Gallentry, a Combat Infantry Badge, and other awards.

During his CIA career he served in a variety of places to include Lebanon, Zaire, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Pakistan.

William Buckley was taken hostage by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon where he was serving as the CIA Station Chief at the embassy. LTC Buckley died on June 3, 1985 after 14 months in captivity of illness and torture.


Websites with Information about William Buckley

LTC William Buckley - Special Forces Association Chapter 54
www.sfob54.org/LTC%20Buckley.htm

William Francis Buckley by Arlington Cemetery
www.arlingtoncemetery.net/wbuckley.htm

William Francis Buckley by Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Francis_Buckley

CIA Remembers Agency Hero William Buckley
www.cia.gov/news-information/press-releases-statements/2014-press-releases-statements/cia-remembers-agency-hero-william-buckley.html


News Stories about William Buckley

June 2015. Remembering CIA's Heroes: William F. Buckley. Central Intelligence Agency.

October 25, 2006. "The spy who never came in from the cold". Canada Free Press.

 

 


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