Buker, Brian Leroy, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B10, Company E (Provisional) Detachment C-5 (Special Operations)/Detachment B-55 (5th Mobile Strike Force Command)
Service Years
1968 - 1970


Special Forces
Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 05, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Brown Cemetery - Kennebec County, Maine
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Special Forces
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Company E (Provisional) Detachment C-5 (Special Operations)/Detachment B-55 (5th Mobile Strike Force Command)
  1968-1968, 11B10, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1969-1969, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
  1969-1970, 11B10, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1970, 11B10, Company E (Provisional) Detachment C-5 (Special Operations)/Detachment B-55 (5th Mobile Strike Force Command)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1955-1973 Vietnam War
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sergeant Bryan L. Buker


 5 April 1970.


U.S. Army


Detachment B-55


5th Special Forces Group


1st Special Forces.


Chau Doc Province


Republic of Vietnam


Entered service at: Bangor, Maine.


Born: 3 November 1949, Benton, Maine.


Citation:


SERGEANT BRIAN L. BUKER, UNITED STATES ARMY, Detachment B-55, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, distinguished himself on 5 April 1970, while serving as a platoon advisor to a Vietnamese Mobile Strike Force Company during a mission in Chau Doc Province, Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Buker personally led the platoon, cleared a strategically located, well-guarded pass, and established the first foothold at the top of what had been an impenetrable mountain fortress. When the platoon came under intense fire from two heavily fortified enemy bunkers, and realizing that withdrawal would result in heavy casualties, Sergeant Buker unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own safety, charged through the hail of heavy fire and destroyed the first bunker with hand grenades. While organizing his men for the attack on the second bunker, he fell seriously wounded. Despite his wounds and the deadly enemy fire, he crawled forward and destroyed the second bunker. Sergeant Buker refused medical attention and was reorganizing his men to continue the attack when he was mortally wounded. As a direct result of his heroic actions, many casualties were averted, and the assault of the enemy position was successful.


 


   
Comments/Citation
Burial:
Brown Cemetery
Benton
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
   
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