A Moment in Kentucky History: Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.

Jul 29, 2019

WEKU and Kentucky Humanities Presents: Think History, a look at Kentucky's historical moments.
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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Munfordville, Kentucky native Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. He was killed in Okinawa on June 18, 1945 and was the highest ranking U.S. Military figure killed by enemy fire in World War II.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM and the WEKU Mobile App.


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