|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1910|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1944|
Eastern Visayas, Philippines
John served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on December 11, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Driver and also as Separated, with dependents.
He was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 33388758
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Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, page 11, col. 1:
~~Wednesday, December 6, 1944~~
Pfc. John F. Campbell, of Midland, on Leyte Island November 30.
Pfc. Campbell, Alquippa, Pa., and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. James Paul Stakem, of Midland. Prior to going into the armed forces in December 1942, he was employes in his uncle's butcher shop.
During his military career Pfc. Campbell never had a furlough home. In April, 1943, he was sent to the Aleutian Islands where he was wounded in action, and afterwards was dispatched to the Philippine island's campaign. He held the Purple Heart decoration and the Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbons with five battle stars.
Other survivors of Pfc. Campbell include three brothers and a sister in the service. They are Sgt Thomas Campbell, serving in South Carolina with the Army; Seaman Second Class Raymond Campbell stationed with the Navy at Norfolk, Va.; Pvt. Gerald Campbell, in North Carolina with the Army and Lt. Mary Campbell serving in France with the Army Nurse Corps.
Two other brothers, Daniel Campbell, Midland, and Myles Campbell, Alquippa; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Perry and Mrs. Catherine Gray, both at home also survive.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, page 20, col. 3:
~~Tuesday, April 26, 1949~~
Pvt. John F. Campbell
MIDLAND. - The body of Pvt. John F. Campbell, who was killed on Leyte, Philippine Islands, will arrive at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell, Aliquippa, Pa., today.
A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa, with burial, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The Campbell family formerly resided in Midland Mrs. Campbell is the former Annie Stakem.
James Francis Campbell (1878 - 1967)
Annie G Stakem Campbell (1880 - 1966)
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 17, 2011
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