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[courtesy of Aaron Stone]

Grave marker for Jefferson S. Buckner in Plot C, Site 1403, Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso (El Paso county), Texas.

Jefferson registered for the draft in Poteau, OK on 29 December 1942 and entered active service on 12 October 1944.

On 19 October 1945, Pvt Buckner was transferred from the 101st Airborne Division to Company I, 508th PIR.

He re-enlisted on 10 February 1946 and 13 December 1951 SFC Buckner arrived at Westover AFB, Chicopee, MA on a fight from Frankfurt, Germany.

Sgt Buck served until 31 July 1971.

Jefferson married Johanna McCray in El Paso, TX on 8 December 1975.

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