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Ashe County Veterans History Project: Roger Campbell

Roger Campbell's name on blue background with red stars above

Roger Campbell's Photos

Black and white photo of soldier in uniform holding a gun
news clipping with photo and brief text
grainy color wedding photo of bride and groom

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Campbell (1970)

color photo of man standing in from of Vietnam Memorial

Roger Campbell in Washington, DC, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1995)

woman holding two framed photos

Karen Campbell holding photos of her husband, Roger

photo of award hanging on wood panel

Roger Campbell's service award

Roger Campbell's Story

Roger Samuel Campbell served in Saigon, Vietnam, from February 10, 1966, until April 28, 1968. He was in the 135th Military Intelligence Group.

We met on February 14, 1970. He had spent one and a half years in Vietnam. He was a photographer in the 135 Military Division Tet Offensive and got grazed by a bullet. He got to keep the cover [of the helmet]. (His buddy beside him died instantly.) He was still struggling with the war when we met.

We married in 1970 and had three children. Our home is in West Jefferson, NC.

He loved the outdoors and was very patriotic. I still keep a flag flying in my front yard.

He passed away in April 1999 due to exposure to Agent Orange.

-- Submitted by Karen Campbell