Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Story

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The Life and Times ...
By Gordon S. Buck Sr.

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After some years of researching Buck family history, my dad, Gordon Sandlin Buck Sr., wrote his own memoirs, which he called "My Story". I promised to get his memoirs published and have (finally) done so. "My Story" is available at the Blurb website for print-on-demand self publishing.

My dad's memoirs begin with his early and fond memories of his grandfather, Matthew Masterson, in Decatur, Alabama. He wrote about growing up in Decatur and then being drafted into the army. In the army, he learned electronics and especially the details of radar. During World War II, my dad was installing and maintaining radar stations in and around Central America, especially the Panama Canal. After WWII, my dad eventually returned to radar as a civilian instructor for the Air Force in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The book is really a family book but I'm making it available on the Blurb website just in case someone else is interested. The first ten pages of the book can be previewed.

This was a good project and I hope seeing this book and realizing how it was done will encourage others to do so as well.

5 comments:

lillian said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

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lillian said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://adoptpet.info

BeverlyCain said...

Dear Mr. Gordon,
How wonderful to come across a potential relative. I was searching the web for Thomas Mountjoy Buck and Charles Henry Buck. And low and behold there you were. I am a direct decendant of Charles H. Buck and Emily Frost. Their daughter, Betty Hope Buck was my great grandmother. I will continue to read your blogs for more history lessons. I'm so excited to be able to read some Buck history.

BeverlyCain said...

Dear Mr. Gordon,
How wonderful to come across a potential relative. I was searching the web for Thomas Mountjoy Buck and Charles Henry Buck. And low and behold there you were. I am a direct decendant of Charles H. Buck and Emily Frost. Their daughter, Betty Hope Buck was my great grandmother. I will continue to read your blogs for more history lessons. I'm so excited to be able to read some Buck history.

jeffrey said...

I have found your blog while doing research on my family tree.One of my ancestors is Thomas Buck of Princess Anne County,Va.There are a lot of Thomas Bucks and I am confused about what family my Thomas comes from.I have been told by a cousin that our Thomas Buck moved to Pitt County,NC in the late 1880s and that he came from Princess Anne County,Va.Is there any connection to your family?My name is Jeffrey Mayo and I live in Morehead City,NC.My great grandfather was James Ormes Buck(1886-1924) of Pitt County,NC.Pease help me if you can.Thank you.