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   Stephen Earle Buyer
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Steve Buyer in front of rubble [detail]
War: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Branch: Army
Unit: 22nd Legal Support Command; Army Reserve; Judge Advocate General's Corps
Service Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Western Enemy Prisoner of War Camp; Kuwait; Southern Iraq
Rank: Colonel
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In the fall of 1990, U.S. Representative Buyer was called to active duty on three days notice to participate in OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. As an Operational Law Judge Advocate, Buyer provided legal advice to forward-deployed service units in the combat zone. He also provided advice to the Western Enemy Prisoner of War Camp regarding the Geneva Convention related to the treatment of POW's and refugees.

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