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Ashe County Veterans History Project: Roger Campbell
Roger Campbell in Washington, DC, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1995)
Karen Campbell holding photos of her husband, Roger
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.