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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
William Francis Buckley by Arlington Cemetery
William Francis Buckley by Wikipedia
CIA Remembers Agency Hero William Buckley
News Stories about William Buckley
Remembering CIA's Heroes: William F. Buckley.
Central Intelligence Agency.
October 25, 2006.
"The spy who never came in from the cold". Canada Free