Oct 062011

US Marine PFC Robert Merrill Campbell

Birth: Aug. 8, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jan. 27, 1969 Quang Nam, Vietnam.

Robert Merrill Campbell was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Robert died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC Plot: Singing Tower Sect. # 1.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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