First Lieutenant Buckman was a UNSC Marine officer stationed on Reach in 2552.[1]


During the Fall of Reach, Buckman shared command of Charlie Company with First Lieutenant Jake Chapman. He was killed, along with all but four members of Charlie Company and many Covenant troops, due to a mistaken carpet bombing by numerous Longswords that had been poorly targeted. Ironically, his own orders created the massive friendly fire accident.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo: First Strike, page 22