MT. GILEAD -- Col. Campbell, United States Army, 5th
Special Forces Airborne Group Company A, retired, age 76, passed away at
his home, in Woodrun, Mt. Gilead, NC on Sunday 23, May 2004.
Colonel Campbell, a native of Lake George, NY, served in the military
for 32 years, actively participating in World War II, Korea, and
Vietnam. Decorations and medals include World War II Victory Medal, Army
Occupation Medal (Japan, Germany), Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service
Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal,
Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Republic of Korea
Presidential Unit Citation, Parachute Badge, Senior Parachute Badge,
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, National
Defense Service Medal 1st OLC, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60
Device, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Commendation Medal, Republic
of Vietnam Jump Wings, Air Medal (1st - 6th OLC), Bronze Star Medal (1st
- 3rd OLC), Vietnam Service Medal Legion of Merit, Republic of Vietnam
Cross of Gallantry w/Gold Star, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Service
Honor Medal 1st Class, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm,
Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/unit citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil
Actions Unit Citation, Master Parachute Badge, Distinguished Service
Cross and the Purple Heart.
Following his military career, Colonel Bob continued to touch and enrich
lives by heading the Criminal Justice Program at Central Piedmont
Community College in Charlotte, NC and at Stanly Community College in
Albemarle, NC and was a licensed Real Estate Agent.
An avid sportsman, Col. Bob enjoyed boxing (actively participating at a
semi-pro level), football, hunting and tennis with his friends and golf
with his wife, Terry.
True to being a Campbell, Colonel Bob served the Campbell Clan as the
President of Clan Campbell Society of North America for 3 years plus
holding additional offices.
Colonel Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Terry; son, Kevin
Michael and his wife, Harriet, of Dallas, NC; son, Colin Scott and his
wife, Janice, of Stokesdale, NC; son, John Eric; of San Francisco, CA;
and his beloved cat, Bobby.
A funeral mass, by Father Larry Heiney, is planned at Our Lady of the
Annunciation Catholic Church, in Albemarle, NC, on Wednesday, May 26, at
11:00 am. The family will receive friends at the home of Terry Campbell
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Our Lady of the
Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 N. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001;
Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001; or
the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle, NC.
(The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, 26 May
2004 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
(courtesy of A Horan)
marker for Robert M. Campbell in Section 66, Site: 2598 of Arlington
Arlington (Arlington County), Virginia.