06 March 2010

Lt. Colonel Eric Buckland To Speak In Lexington


My SCV camp will host a social gathering at the historic Col Alto in Lexington this coming Tuesday, March 9 at 7 PM. Our guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Eric W. Buckland.  Buckland received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army after graduation from the University of Kansas in 1977. He had a 22-year career as an officer including assignments as an Infantry Officer and a Special Forces Officer serving tours in El Salvador, Honduras and Panama. He has had a life-long interest in the WBTS and in keeping with his military career, has always been fascinated by the irregular and unconventional aspects of the war.

Lt. Col Buckland will be discussing his book, Mosby's Keydet Rangers, a collection of biographical information, personal accounts and letters, and newspaper articles on the young men from the Virginia Military Institute who rode with Mosby's Rangers.The public is cordially invited to attend.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We just returned from listening to a Mosby lecture by Lt. Col.Buckland at the Charlottesville, VA. Elk's Club. We attended, not as members, but to hear what he had to say about Mosby's Rangers. This was, no doubt, one of the most interesting,most engaging sessions from a speaker on any civil war topic that I've heard! The facts are so accurate, and he speaks with story-telling enthusiasm and humor. We certainly would recommend attending one of his lectures if given a chance.
Jim and Becky Wilson
North Garden, VA

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Wilson for taking the time to comment. Yes, Mr. Buckland does give an interesting presentation.

Best Regards,
RGW