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Paul Bucha

American Vietnam War Veteran and Recipient of the Medal of Honor

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 Paul Bucha Biography

Paul W. “Buddy” Bucha is a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to military personnel.

He received his BS in 1965, graduating academically in the top 2 percent of his West Point Class, number two in Military Order of Merit and a two-time All American and Captain of the Swim Team. Immediately upon graduation from West Point, he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, receiving his MBA in 1967 and completing his Airborne and Ranger training between academic years.

After Stanford, he reported for duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. to prepare for deployment to Vietnam as part of Operation Eagle Thrust. On March 16, 1968, Captain Bucha was the commanding officer of a reconnaissance-in-force mission that was inserted by helicopter near Phuoc Vinh, Binh Duong Province to locate and destroy an enemy stronghold. When his men were pinned down by heavy machine-gun fire, he crawled 40 meters through a hail of enemy fire to single-handedly destroy the bunker with grenades. Though wounded, upon seeing his unit’s perimeter was about to be overrun, he ordered a withdrawal while providing covering fire. At one point during the night, he ordered his men to “play dead” while he brought in friendly fire on the enemy. He also stood, in full view of the enemy, with a flashlight to direct the evacuation of three helicopters carrying the most seriously wounded from the field of battle. For his actions, Captain Bucha received, among other decorations, the Bronze Star with V and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor. Upon his return to the U.S., he reported for assignment as Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at West Point.

After resigning his Army commission in 1972, Bucha had a successful international business career working for Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), headquartered in Teheran, Iran. He then went to form his own international consulting company, Paul W. Bucha and Company, Inc. (PWBCO) and real estate development company Terra Mark II, LLC. From 1995 to 2000, Bucha was Chairman of the Board of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation and Chairman of Ohio Coatings Company. Bucha serves on many corporate and advisory boards and is a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.

Bucha is a frequent lecturer to military and private sector leaders on honor and leadership. He has been a member of the Board and an officer of The Fisher House Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which support military families and wounded warriors. He is active in a variety of veteran organizations including the American Legion, the U.S. Army Ranger Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, Hope for the Warriors, The Purple Heart Hall of Fame, Homes for Our Troops and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Mr. Bucha is a member of the 50th Anniversary Commission of the Vietnam War and is a member of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He is a Gold Medallion Inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Military Service Award from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Paul Bucha

American Vietnam War Veteran and Recipient of the Medal of Honor

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Paul Bucha Biography

Paul W. “Buddy” Bucha is a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given to military personnel.

He received his BS in 1965, graduating academically in the top 2 percent of his West Point Class, number two in Military Order of Merit and a two-time All American and Captain of the Swim Team. Immediately upon graduation from West Point, he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, receiving his MBA in 1967 and completing his Airborne and Ranger training between academic years.

After Stanford, he reported for duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. to prepare for deployment to Vietnam as part of Operation Eagle Thrust. On March 16, 1968, Captain Bucha was the commanding officer of a reconnaissance-in-force mission that was inserted by helicopter near Phuoc Vinh, Binh Duong Province to locate and destroy an enemy stronghold. When his men were pinned down by heavy machine-gun fire, he crawled 40 meters through a hail of enemy fire to single-handedly destroy the bunker with grenades. Though wounded, upon seeing his unit’s perimeter was about to be overrun, he ordered a withdrawal while providing covering fire. At one point during the night, he ordered his men to “play dead” while he brought in friendly fire on the enemy. He also stood, in full view of the enemy, with a flashlight to direct the evacuation of three helicopters carrying the most seriously wounded from the field of battle. For his actions, Captain Bucha received, among other decorations, the Bronze Star with V and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor. Upon his return to the U.S., he reported for assignment as Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at West Point.

After resigning his Army commission in 1972, Bucha had a successful international business career working for Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), headquartered in Teheran, Iran. He then went to form his own international consulting company, Paul W. Bucha and Company, Inc. (PWBCO) and real estate development company Terra Mark II, LLC. From 1995 to 2000, Bucha was Chairman of the Board of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation and Chairman of Ohio Coatings Company. Bucha serves on many corporate and advisory boards and is a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.

Bucha is a frequent lecturer to military and private sector leaders on honor and leadership. He has been a member of the Board and an officer of The Fisher House Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which support military families and wounded warriors. He is active in a variety of veteran organizations including the American Legion, the U.S. Army Ranger Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, Hope for the Warriors, The Purple Heart Hall of Fame, Homes for Our Troops and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Mr. Bucha is a member of the 50th Anniversary Commission of the Vietnam War and is a member of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He is a Gold Medallion Inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Military Service Award from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Paul Bucha Videos

  • Medal of Honor Hero - Captain Paul Bucha - Vietnam, 1968
    U.S. Army, Company D, 3d Battalion. 187th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the...
  • CBS Cares - Paul Bucha on Post Traumatic Stress
    Listen to Army Captain Paul Bucha's story and learn more about Post Traumatic Stress.
  • CBS Cares - Paul Bucha On Veterans Day
    Paul Bucha On Veterans Day

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Paul Bucha Speaking Topics

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FAQs on booking Paul Bucha

  • How to book Paul Bucha?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Paul Bucha for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Paul Bucha, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Paul Bucha or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Paul Bucha?

    Booking fees for Paul Bucha, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul Bucha, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Paul Bucha?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul Bucha for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Bucha for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paul Bucha or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paul Bucha or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Paul Bucha is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Bucha for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Paul Bucha generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ty Carter, Noah Galloway, Rob Waldo Waldman, Mark Geist and Kyle Carpenter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Bucha for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Paul Bucha Speaker Videos

  • Medal of Honor Hero - Captain Paul Bucha - Vietnam, 1968
    U.S. Army, Company D, 3d Battalion. 187th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty....
    CBS Cares - Paul Bucha on Post Traumatic Stress
    Listen to Army Captain Paul Bucha's story and learn more about Post Traumatic Stress.
  • CBS Cares - Paul Bucha On Veterans Day
    Paul Bucha On Veterans Day

Paul Bucha Speaking Topics

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