Military branch: Army
Town at time of service: Spruce Pine
Highest rank: CW4
Years in service: 1983-2010 (28 yrs)
Overseas deployments: Korea, Germany, Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait
Service tribute: The son of Kathleen and Sam Buchanan, of Old Fort, North Carolina. Awards include: 2 Meritorious Service Medals, Bronze Star, 2 Air Medals, Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, 6 Army Commendation Medals, 9 Army Achievement Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars.