Donald Bruce Campbell
Major, United States Marine Corps
Name: DONALD BRUCE CAMPBELL
Wall Name: DONALD B CAMPBELL
Date of Birth: 5/31/1936
Date of Casualty: 7/28/1968
Home of Record: RICHBORO
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN
Donald B. Campbell was born May 31, 1936 in Passaic, New Jersey. He attended schools in Clifton before his family moved to Alabama. He graduated from Ensley High School in 1954 and attended Auburn University for two years and then enrolled in the Naval Air Cadet Station, located in Pensacola, Florida. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in June 1957 and began flight training the following spring. In December 1959, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
"He was qualified to fly to A4E Skyhawk, the C130 Hercules and also flew refueling missions as well as support early on in Vietnam," said Donald's sister, Judy Stine.
While stationed at Chu Lai during his third tour of duty, Campbell, who now held the rank of Major, embarked on a bombing mission on July 28, 1968. His plane never returned. It was unclear whether the aircraft was hit by ground fire or failed to recover from a dive-bombing maneuver. Campbell was unable to eject and the aircraft crashed.
Campbell was declared killed in action on July 28, 1968.
He was buried with full military honors at
Arlington National Cemetery.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs
CAMPBELL, DOALD B