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Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free


Buell Bankston


Date and Place of Birth: Harris County, Texas
Date and Place of Death: February 27, 1943 South Carolina
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Unknown
Rank: Captain
Military Unit: USAAF
Area Served: United States


Buell A Bankston was born in Harris County, Texas. He attended Baylor University where he played on the varsity baseball team. Bankston graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1938.


He served with the USAAF as a Captain and died in a plane crash in South Carolina on February 27, 1943.

 I'm sure, but his memory occupies another piece of the world, a little corner of campus near the Hankamer Business School.


Buell Bankston is one of more than 125 former Baylor students remembered by granite memorial lampposts that grace the campus near the Hankamer Business School. Each bears a plaque honoring a Baylor student or graduate who was killed while serving their country.


Added September 12, 2006


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