Ronald J. Campbell

Date of Birth: 12/30/1948
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: Overbrook High School
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 04/25/1968
Province of Casualty: Thua Thien
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 4
Panel Row: 18

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Campbell, 19, left Overbrook High School after 11th grade and was a stock clerk for six months before entering the Army in January 1967. The private had a variety of duties in the Army, including working as a longshoreman, cargo handler and winch operator. He was assigned to the 561st Transportation Company of the 71st Transportation Battalion, 4th Transportation Command, in Vietnam. Camp-bell died in in the crash of a courier plane on April 25, 1968. His brother, Samuel, a Marine corporal, was wounded in Vietnam, while a sister, Shirley Buford, had been in the Army. Survivors include his parents, four other brothers and four other sisters.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial