Biographical / Historical
William B. 'Buck' Lanier served four six-month tours in Vietnam between 1966 and 1970 as a war correspondent for the Ridder News Agency. Lanier was born in Philadelphia, PA, on April 17, 1924, and currently resides in Long Beach, CA. During his journalistic tours, Lanier covered US marines in I Corps by accompanying them on various missions, as well as the US Navy in a number of capacities.