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The Family Tree - June/July 2004
Col. Bob Campbell Obituary

Robert Monty Campbell, Col., 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 DLC, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Commendation Medal, Republic of  Vietnam Jump Wings, Air Medal (1st 6th DLC), Bronze Star Medal (1st 3rd DLC), 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 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 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, and 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 Woodrun.

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

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