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David Lavern Campbell

David Lavern Campbell
U.S. Marine Corps
Private First Class (PFC) [E-3]
David L. Campbell grew up in Orient in Adair County before moving to Clarinda. He enlisted in the Marine Corps, a personal goal, and became part of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. In what began as a routine patrol in Thua Thien Province turned deadly when the unit ran into NVA regulars. Private First Class Campbell was killed only three weeks into his tour that started April 30, 1968. He was the first member of the Clarinda community killed in Vietnam. He was buried in the Clarinda Cemetery.
City of EntryClarinda
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service Location
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
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