8/25/66 Fallen Brother RVN

8/25/66 SWE3 Stanley C. Campbell, Kalamazoo, MI - Phu Bai NMCB 7

Stanley Claus Campbell

Home of Record: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date of birth: Monday, 10/28/1946

Service: Navy (Regular)
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Steelworker 3rd Class
ID No: 7793056
MOS: SWE Steelworker (Erector)
LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years

Start Tour: Not recorded
Cas Date: Thursday, 08/25/1966
Age at Loss: 19
Remains: Body recovered
Location: Camp Campbell, Phu Bai Thua Thien, South Vietnam
Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Other causes - Ground casualty

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Stanley is buried at :
Riverside Cemetery
1015 Gull Road at Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, MI. 49048
Section PP Lot 63 Grave 4

DCR Report:
Nothing ever mentioned.

Ground Casualty,
PO3 Stanley C. Campbell was serving with the MCB-7 Sea Bees at Phu Bai when his platoon drew early sentry duty on August 25, 1966. Just before daybreak, PO3 Campbell confided to those near him he had to relieve himself and was going behind some nearby bushes. Staying low, he quickly moved out of sight and disappeared into the misty darkness. Ten minutes later, Campbell’s squad heard a desperate voice yell “halt!,” followed by a blast of M-14 rifle fire. When they got to Campbell, he was already gone. An M-14 round had pierced his heart. A new man was on sentry duty on the outer perimeter, and his nerves were on edge. He had yelled “Halt” three times with no response. For whatever reason, Campbell kept moving forward in the dark, and the sentry fired. No one knows what Campbell’s intentions were. He may have been playing a prank on his buddies and moving in to scare them. No one will ever know for sure. [Taken from toovia.com]

Kalamazoo Gazette 08271966 Navy Steelworker 3rd Class Stanley C. Campbell, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Campbell, 2508 Vanderbilt, was killed accidentally in Viet Nam Thursday, the Defense Department reported. Campbell's mother said she received word that he died of an accidental gunshot wound while returning to camp. She will receive additional information in a letter from his commanding officer, she said. Campbell was a 1964 graduate of Portage Central High School an had been a Gazette carrier for four years. He joined the Navy in October , 1964, and had been working with a Seebee construction crew when he was killed. While in the Navy, he had been stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, at Port Hueneme, California., with the Daviville. R.I., Mobile Construction Battalion No.7 and in Spain for four months before being shipped to Viet Nam. Campbell's body is being flown here. Arrangements are being handled by Landland's Portage Chapel. THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY VIETNAM WALL


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