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James Kay "Buck" Buckles
March 27, 1942 - February 04, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa

James Kay Buckles, 74, passed away unexpectedly on February 4, 2017.
Jim was born in Des Moines, Iowa.  He graduated from Clairemont High School in 1960.  He went on to study music at San Diego State University.  He then fell in love with airplanes.
In the late 60’s, “Buck”, as he was affectionately known, began his career as an air traffic controller . . .

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From Charles Ullmann
Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:53 PM
I first met Jim in Washington, D.C. as he was handing off his programs to me. I enjoyed the many work trips with him and the FAA teams as he always knew of a special restaurant that we had to ...
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