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KEITH ALLEN CAMPBELL


is honored on Panel 15E, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Keith, my brother, you shall always be remembered.

    Posted on 2/8/19 - by Bob Clark Robertaeclark@comcast.net
    I still see your image clear as day. In my mind's eye, you look much like you do in this photo.
  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 2/8/19 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Keith Allen Campbell

    Distinguished Service Cross
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Army
    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
    Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airborne)
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1178 (March 17, 1967)

    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Keith Allen Campbell (ASN: RA-13794184), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Specialist Four Campbell distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 8 February 1967 while serving with elements of the 503d Infantry assaulting a Viet Cong bunker complex. During the initial engagement, the lead company had suffered numerous casualties, including the medical personnel. Specialist Campbell volunteered to assist in treating the wounded, and dauntlessly moved up to the front line. Exposing himself to the intense hostile fire, he began to administer aid to the wounded soldiers. Discovering that one casualty lay fifty meters in front of the friendly lines and next to an insurgent bunker, Specialist Campbell called for covering fire as he maneuvered forward. Disregarding the extreme dangers, he fearlessly ran through a hail of bullets and exploding grenades, but was forced to take cover behind a low mound of dirt. From this position, he killed a Viet Cong sniper who was firing on him from a tree. Undeterred from his mission, Specialist Campbell then crawled the last twenty meters to the stricken man. Dragging the soldier to the cover of a nearby tree, he started to administer first aid. As he fearlessly protected the man from further hostile fire, Specialist Campbell was mortally wounded. His unimpeachable valor and selfless sacrifice against insurmountable odds succeeded in saving a fellow soldier's life. Specialist Four Campbell's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 8/21/18 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
  • Tribute to Sky Soldier

    Posted on 6/15/18 - by Mike Switzer
    On behalf of those who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 9/20/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Spec 4 Keith Campbell,
    Thank you for your service as a Medical NCO. Thanks, too, for the lives you saved. As another summer comes to an end, it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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