The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 George Samuel Campbell, who died in the service of his country on July 26th, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/Automatic Weapons. At the time of his death George was 19 years of age. He was from Utica, Michigan. George is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 24E, Line 2.
The decorations earned by SP4 George Samuel Campbell include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
(From the "Daily Sentinel", Tuesday, August 1 1967)
A Sterling youth, George S. Campbell, 19, was killed Wednesday in Vietnam. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Campbell, 43375 Ryer Ct.
The boys father was notified Thursday by military personnel. Pfc. Campbell was with the 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam, where he has been since October 1966.
Born May 30, 1948 at Newburgh, NY, Pfc. Campbell moved to the Utica area four years ago and attended Utica High School. He enlisted in the service April 1966. Surviving him are his parents Walter and Adele; a sister Janis; his maternal grandmother Mrs. Anna Sanders, Marlboro, NY; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Campbell, Detroit.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Milliken Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rogers, pastor of the Shiloh Temple, officiating. Burial will be in the veterans section of Cadillac Memorial Gardens, East Clinton Township.
(following posted on a Virtual Wall)
Hudson, FL34669 USA
Hello Friend What a person! George was a person with vision, I just wish he could have lived it. When I was a boy George was there showing me thngs like working on the cars in his garage, or teaching me about nature. George had a hobby, collecting Butterflies (what a collection). Now as an adult myself, I try to teach kids about nature through scouting. And everytime I see a butterfly I pause and think about my friend George. Thank you George for teaching me a thing or two. I know in my heart that your with God ( how could he not accept such a caring person,one who thought about others first)
(His BSM Citation)
The Bronze Star Medal is Presented to Specialist Four George S Campbell
For meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed hostile enemy. Specialist Four Campbell distinguished himself while serving as a Rifleman in C, 2/35th Infantry. Specialist Four George S Campbells period of service was marked by dedication, proficiency, and a firm sense of duty. A constant volunteer for difficult and dangerous assignments, he placed the mission of his unit above his personal needs and desires. His mature judgment and innate ability as an infantryman were highly regarded by his fellow soldiers. Evidencing a wide knowledge of military subjects, Specialist Four George S Campbell often taught new personnel in the critical skills required by a soldier in combat. Specialist Four George S Campbells professional competence and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
In Turner Publishing book on the 4th Division in Vietnam, George is listed as being awarded a BSV but we have not found official proof of that.