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First Name: Lloyd

Last Name: Bucher

Birthplace: Pocatello, ID, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Mark

Date of Birth: 01 September 1927

Date of Death: 28 January 2004

Rank or Rate: Commander

Years Served:
Lloyd Mark Bucher

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Lloyd Mark Bucher
Commander, U.S. Navy

Lloyd Mark Bucher was born on 1 September 1927 in Pocatello, ID.

Bucher was the Commanding Officer of the USS Pueblo, a U.S. Navy ship that was monitoring communist activities in international waters off the coast of North Korea. On 23 January 1968, the ship was attacked by North Korean torpedo boats. One sailor was killed and 82, including Commander Bucher were captured. They were beaten and tortured for 11 months until they were finally released on 23 December 1968. The ship was not returned.

In 1989, after years of denials, the Pentagon finally gave Prisoner of War medals to the crewmen.

Death and Burial

Commander Lloyd Mark Bucher died on 28 January 2004 in Poway, CA. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.

Honoree ID: 2292   Created by: MHOH




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