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WILLIAM L CAMPBELL JR


is honored on Panel 14W, Line 11 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Memorial found on Find a Grave

    Posted on 12/21/17 - by Joanne B. Norton pangeous1@charter.net
    William, the son of William L. and Esther E. Campbell of Vandalia MO, the husband of Edith E. Campbell of Kansas City MO enlisted in the US Marine Corps on December 18, 1968 in Kansas City MO. He arrived in Vietnam on October 10, 1969 and was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

    On January 6, at 01:30H under cover of darkness and a monsoon rain which cut the visibility the VC announced their attack on Fire Support Base Ross with a 200 round mortar barrage and sappers opened fire with RPG's and small arms around the entire perimeter. Explosions thundered throughout the compound and hot molten metal whistled in the damp air. The first shells caught many of the Marines asleep in their quarters, but with explosions all around them they immediately scrambled for their assigned fighting hole or any defensive position in close proximity. Infiltrators had breached the wire and were inside the perimeter causing havoc with satchel charges and grenades. The defenders rallied quickly and after cleaning out their living areas from the enemy onslaught they deployed around the perimeter to block any further attack.

    Wounded and evacuated to the Station Hospital NSA in DaNang LCpl Campbell died of the multiple fragmentation wounds he had sustained while in a defensive position.

    * LCpl Campbell was presented with the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" posthumously "For meritorious service ....from 10 October 1969 to 6 January 1970...."

    Casualties: H&S Company

    William Michael Adair
    Russel Earl Gilbrech
    Julian Robles Rodriguez
    Frank Mark Walker

    Casualties: Company A

    Kenneth William Boward
    Richard Fredrick Brant Jr.
    William Leslie Campbell Jr. Died of Wounds
    John James Hargreaves
    Mickey Lee Hawkins
    Beryl Gene Peters
    Dean Allyn Wilderspin

    Casualties: Company C

    Joseph Alfred Lozano

    Inscription
    WILLIAM L. CAMPBELL JR
    MISSOURI
    LCPL CO A 7MAR 1MAR DIV
    VIETNAM BSM - PH
    MAY 11 1943 JUNE 8 1970

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 9/21/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear LCPL William Campbell,
    I hope your photo gets put here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thanks for your service as a Machine Gunner. Today is the last day of summer, and time has passed since this war. 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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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 1/8/15 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LCPL William L Campbell Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/14/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    William is buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Paris, MO. BSM PH
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