In Memory

Richard Michael Campbell - Class Of 1967

Richard Michael Campbell


Army of the United States
16 July 1947 - 07 May 1968
Piedmont, South Carolina








Purple Heart - National Defence - Viet Nam Service - Viet Nam Campiagn

 9th Infantry Division  


 31st Infantry







SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
9th Infantry Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 2, 1968
Casualty was on May 7, 1968
Body was recovered
Panel 56E - Line 20

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Army - SGT - E5
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jul 16, 1947
Marital Status: Single





Richard Michael Campbell

Carolina Military Academy

Cadet 1965 & 1966


 Donna Turner Horton
SGT.Campbell your battle now long over but a empty spot no doubbt felt by all that you left behind.Today is your birthday and we honor a hero .You gave your life for freedom.May we as Americans never forget the high cost of that freedom.Rest Sgt. in peace and may God comfort your family always.Thank you for serving your country.
Jul 16, 2007





The Richard M. Campbell Vetrans Home

I have recently received some information about one of our deceased cadets Richard Michael Campbell, Michael was a Carolina Military Cadet in 1965 and 1966, he is the brother of the late Carrol Campbell, Governor of South Carolina and I would like to share this with you.

The Richard Michael Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson SC was dedicated on November 14, 1990 to the memory of this US Army veteran killed in action serving his country in the Republic of Viet Nam on May 7, 1968. Michael was the recipient of the Bronze Star, National Defense Medal, Purple Heart and tht Fidelity Medal.

The Keynote speaker at this event was Senator Strom Thurman and the was by Governor Carroll A Campbell Jr. both of the state of South Carolina

From its birth more that 200 years ago , the United States has maintained a tradition -- mandated by law-- of caring for citizens who have served in her military.  When there was a need, these veterans answered the call.  And then, as now, the country recognized and honored its obligation to do the same for them.  The Richard M. Campbell Veterans Home in Anderson SC, is testimony to this on-going commitment.

In keeping with the desire of the Carolina Military Academy Alumni Association to salute our cadets who served in the service of their country we offer this memorial tribute.  This information and photos will be placed in Cadet Richard Michael Campbell profile in the "In Memory" section as well as in the history pages
of our website.

Information provided by James (Spyder) Lawrence as received by another deceased Cadet Robert Farish CMA 1968




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06/08/09 12:30 PM #1    

Jim "Spider" Lawrence (1968)

Mike Campbell, a full of life and vibrant young man who helped me through my 1st year of CMA. Mike was my squad leader who along with teaching me to tie a good "Rat-Tail" introduced us to the FM 22-5 Drill and Ceremony manual. Mike was a good guy. Sergent Richard Michael Campbell was killed in action in Vietnam on May 7, 1968. He was awarded the Bronze Star, The Purple Heart, The National Defense Medal, The Efficiary Honor and the Fidelty Medal. Born on July 16, 1947, he was the son of Carroll A Campbell,Sr and Anne W Campbell, and a brother Carroll A Campbell Jr. who later became Gov. of South Carolina. The Richard Michael Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson, SC was named in his honor. I feel that Mike has made us at Carolina Military Academy proud. Thought everybody would want to know. Jim "Spider" Lawrence, Lexington , Ky

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