Americans in Wartime Experience

Lewis "Bucky" Burruss

Vietnam War

Lewis "Bucky" Burruss served his country as a member of the United States Army.  His service includes two tours as a Green Beret in Vietnam and participation in Operation Eagle Claw (Iranian hostage rescue attempt) and Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada) as a member of the Army's elite Delta Force.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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