|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1947|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1967|
Quang Binh, Vietnam
Sgt Jerry Wayne Campbell, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Statesville, NC.
Sgt Jerry Wayne Campbell was a member of the Army. SGT Campbell served our country until July 25th, 1967 in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Jerry died by grenade explosion. His body was recovered. Sgt Campbell is on panel 23E, line 118 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for at least two years.
OBITUARY: ANOTHER LOCAL BOY KILLED IN VIETNAM. Sgt Jerry Wayne Campbell, Monticello Drive, has been killed in Vietnam. The 20-year old soldier was killed on July 25, according to information received by his mother, Mrs R.W. Sprinkle, Monticello Drive, last night. According to the telegram from the secretary of the Army, Sergeant Campbell died trying to capture an enemy suspect. The Statesville youth was an observer on a helicopter on a reconnaissance mission when he saw a suspect on the ground. He jumped from the copter to capture the suspect, who turned and threw a grenade at him. He was admitted to the 67th Evacuation Hospital and died of his wounds. He is the son of Mrs Sprinkle by a former marriage to Sylvester Campbell, who now lives at Eufola. He had been in the US Army for two years and in Vietnam since June 5. He was a 1965 graduate of Statesville Senior High School and was not married. Prior to entering the service he had worked at Howard Johnson's and for Gilbert Engineering Company. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother Sgt James R Campbell who is stationed at Anchorage, Alaska, one step-brother, Mickey Sprinkle of the home; and his maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs V.L.Miller, 908 Jost Street, Statesville. Mrs Sprinkle said her information is that it takes from seven to ten days from the time of death for a body to be returned. The exact number of Iredell County men killed in Vietnam could not be established this morning but Campbell's death is though to be the fifth or sixth. The picture made available to the paper this morning had a note on the back addressed "To my wonderful family". The note was in a humorous vein about the photo being something to remember him by and to keep the spooks away. He said that the family hadn't raised either the dumbest or the smartest kids "but you have raised sons we hope you will be proud of even though they sometimes did foolish things…But you have to give us a little credit for at least we didn't dodge our Military obligations.
He was the son of Mrs Doris M Sprinkle, Redmon Trailer Court, Route #8, Monticello Drive, Statesville, NC.
He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), 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.
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Veterans Sect., Row B, Pos. #17
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17391992
Added: Jul. 25, 2016
A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO FOUGHT IN THIS WAR.|
Added: Mar. 17, 2013
From a Sister of PFC:William L Young Jr, KIA in Vietnam..Thank You for your Service to Our Country,Jerry!|
Added: Mar. 3, 2011
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