While he is not associated with mountaineering, he lived a long, adventurous life, the kind of life that I and other Highpointers aspire to live. In the article he is quoted, "I was never actually looking for adventure," he once said. "It just came to me." In addition to his service for the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1920, he worked in international shipping, and while on a trip to the Philippines in 1941 he was captured by the Japanese and spent more than three years in prison camps.
For more information about the remarkable life of Mr. Buckles, please read the following: