Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Campbells in:
 • Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery
 • Marshalltown
 • Marshall County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Ellis Raymond Campbell
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 9, 1916
Santee
Knox County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2001
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA

Name: Ellis R Campbell
Service Info.: CEM US NAVY WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM

WHAT IS A VET?

Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a aged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together,a piece of shrapnel in the leg, or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul's ally forged in the refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe
wear no badge or emblem. You can't tell a vet just by looking. What is a vet?
He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating
two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run
out of fuel.He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks,
whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel.
She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep
sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.
He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't
come back AT ALL. He is the Quantico drill instructor that has never seen
combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account
rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each
other's backs. He is the parade - riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand. He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals passhim by. He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.
He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and
aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who
wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the
nightmares come. He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his
country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have
to sacrifice theirs. He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known. So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say Thank You. That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".
Remember November 11th is Veterans Day.
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the
press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of
speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us
the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag,Who
serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

I am adding this cause MY sister Sue rhinks she can control me . If she wants to make a memorial for Grandpa Bud she should do it and leave my stuff alone. Get it SUE?


What Is A Brother?
Brothers can be older or younger,
even if they are your twin.
Older or younger, with a brother,
you never seem to win.

An older brother likes to pull rank,
and show you whose boss.
But in times of trouble,
He will defend his younger siblings,
no matter what the cost.

A younger brother is noisy, pesky
and nonstop wants to play,
No matter what you do or where you go,
he is always in your way.

Who our brothers are, we don't have a choice,
So, we accept them with pride and just rejoice.

The role of a brother changes as he grows older,
His image of a sibling role model, becomes
more profound and bolder.

In a fatherless home, he would be
cool to have around,
role model image of a father,
through him could be found.

Your brother can be your confidant, young or old,
Many secrets, between siblings have unfolded.

When you are friendless and need a friend,
A brother is there to comfort and befriend you,
thru thick or thin.

A brother listens to your problems,
when he has the time and you feel the need,
Some good advice he can gave--Yes indeed!

As a sister, don't have a problem with
a boyfriend, especially one he doesn't like,
His protective nature, will quickly tell that boyfriend to
"Go take a hike."

A brother can bring joy to a family,
good hugs, laughs and fun
I thank God that he gave me you to be mine...
Your sister Grace E Campbell Chase
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ellis Collins Campbell (1883 - 1948)
  Mary Wabasha Campbell (1882 - 1923)
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Emily Campbell Chase (1903 - 1998)*
  Lillian Irene Campbell Peterson (1907 - 1987)*
  Ethel May Campbell Graham (1910 - 1982)*
  Ellis Raymond Campbell (1916 - 2001)
  Mildred Rebecca Campbell Jensen (1924 - 2007)**
  Ella Marie Campbell Bearsheart (1926 - 1992)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section OAK, Row 37, Grave 6.
 
Created by: Grace Moman Mayfield Ho...
Record added: Jul 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20527209
Ellis Raymond Campbell
Added by: Grace Moman Mayfield Hopkins
 
Ellis Raymond Campbell
Added by: Sue
 
Ellis Raymond Campbell
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Hiesela
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thinking of you today. Chief Ernest Wabasha join you all today. We'll miss you all, but plan on seeing you again someday. Just for clarification: Ellis Raymond Campbell, no Sr. He had no children & was not named fully after his father so was not a Jr, eit...(Read more)
- Sue
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013

- Sue
 Added: Jan. 4, 2013
Love you Uncle.
- Sue
 Added: Apr. 17, 2011
There are 7 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service