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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Corporal 2
Birth:
24 Dec 1946 2
Death:
13 Aug 1967 2
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Full Name:
John Allen Campbell 2
Birth:
24 Dec 1946 2
Male 2
Death:
13 Aug 1967 2
Cause: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds 2
Age at Death: 20 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 13 Aug 1967 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 2
Residence:
Hometown: Russellville, MO 2
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Corporal 2
Battalion:
3rd Bn 2
Company:
M Co 2
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 2
Grade:
E4 2
Major Command:
1st Mar Div 2
Regiment:
7th Marines 2
Service:
Marine Corps 2
Specialty:
Rifleman (USMC) 2
Years Served:
1 2
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Religion:
Protestant - No Denominational Preference 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 107 2
Panel: 24E 2

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Last Night With Johnny

St. Joseph, Missouri

Dear Johnny,

I was there with you in a small bar in Kansas, as with all your friends to offer our support and cheer you up.  You were due to ship out to Nam the next morning. I will never forget that you were the only one not smiling.  No matter what we did or said, you kept saying that you knew that you were not coming home.

I can still see you there sitting at the end of the bar with a glass of beer, surrounded by people laughing, yet all alone.  To this day I remember what you look like...tall and fair with black curly hair.  You kept repeating "I won't be coming home and I know I'm going to die".  You came home in a refrigerated and closed coffin draped in the U.S. flag.

It had a profound effect on me that has lasted all these years and will remain until the day I die.  Knowing that you were going to your death and yet bravely you went into a war that you said that you did not agree with.  Neither did any of us, but you died for your country and I salute your bravery and sacrifice.

I was the young girl in the bar who was your neighbour and went to your funeral.  Someone you hardly knew and yet you will always be with me.  Your family lost so much and I couldn't find the words at that time to express how I felt. If anyone reads this, I just want to say that I still feel that pain and admiration for a young boy that I wish I could have known better.

In Loving Memory,

Jackie Helton

 

Thank you Cpl. for your service to this great nation and to our Corps...

THE WALL

Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same

The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces

Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives


"War drew us from our homeland

In the sunlit springtime of our youth.

Those who did not come back alive remain

 in perpetual springtime -- forever young --

And a part of them is with us always."

--- Author Unknown ---

 God Bless  You                 

 

 

From Rich

Sender Message Rich Information Related to your TWS Remembrance Profile #120505  Posted - 21 hours ago      I believe Cpl. Campbell saved my life in Vietnam. Is there anyone that I can contact via e-mail about this? RICH - USMC

Email Address: richie777@comcast.net

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