Theodore Campbell

Ted Campbell returned to an army camp

Ted Campbell returned to an army camp in Wisconsin Sunday after a furlough with his wife and children in Caledonia.

Article Date: 
October 05, 1944
Vet's Name: 
Campbell, Theodore
Branch: 
Army
Home Town: 
Caladonia

Pvt. Theodore R. Campbell...

Pvt. Theodore R. Campbell

Five brothers from Caledonia are serving in the Armed Forces. Four are overseas and the fifth has just returned to the States after many months in the European theater of war.

S|Sgt. Hunter J. Campbell was inducted Nov. 21, 1942, and was sent to Camp Pinedale, Fresno, Calif. In Feb. 1944 he was shipped to India where he has been with a signal construction battalion. At present "Hunt" is in China.

First Sargeant Eugene Campbell has been in uniform 19 years having enlisted when quite young. He was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. for many years where he has a family consisting of a wife and several children. Before going overseas in Jan. 1944 he trained men at Camp Shelby, Miss. With the Fifth Army in Italy in the 85th Div. during all the strenuous campaigns, he narrowly escaped death when a button was clipped from his shirt by an enemy bullet. "Gene" is now awaiting transportation to the States.

Pfc. John W. Campbell entered the Army on May 27, 1944 and took his training at Camp Walters, Tex. In November he was sent overseas and is now at Fitzsimmons General Hospital, convalescing from malaria. He participated in the early campaigns in Africa and Italy and has four battle stars to his credit and a Presidential citation. Johnnie was with the 7th Army, 103rd Div. He spent a 30-day furlough at home recently.

Pfc. Orville R. Campbell answered Uncle Sam's call April 7, 1942, and went to Ft. Francis E. Warren, Wyo. And one year later in May 1943 landed in Africa, then went to France where he was and is still stationed in the Quartermaster Corps.

Pfc. Theodore R. Campbell

Article Date: 
July 26, 1945
Vet's Name: 
Campbell, Theodore
Campbell, Hunter J
Campbell, John W
Campbell, Orville R
Campbell, Eugene
Branch: 
Army

The only injury received by First Sergeant Eugene Campbell of Caledonia...

CALEDONIA SERGEANT HAS NARROW ESCAPE

The only injury received by First Sergeant Eugene Campbell of Caledonia, when a German artillery shell burst overhead clipping a button off his shirt was a skinned elbow suffered in his dive for the ground.

Campbell is a top kick of a light artillery battery in the Fifth Army's 85th "Custer" Division. His battery was occupying a position near the small Italian mountain town of Minturno. Their objective was to shell out of existence German OP's and gun positions in the surrounding heights which were holding up the advance of our troops. The first few days were uneventful with Jerry lobing in only occasional shells on the American's gun position. However, on this particular day, Jerry was getting uncomfortably close. Sgt. Campbell was near a howitzer, when without warning it was subjected to a deadly air burst, filling the air and position with flying shell fragments. The Sergeant and gun crew members streaked for cover. The burst was so close that one of the whizzing fragments had cut off Campbell's shirt button. But Gene, outside of skinning his elbow while hitting the ground, miraculously escaped injury.

"It must have happened while I was hitting the ground--all I know is that it sure was quick," remarked Campbell. "Boy, that was closer than I ever want them to come--yes, the Good Lord must have been watching over me that day."

Eugene is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Campbell of Caledonia. He has four brothers. Hunter, Orville, Ted and Johnnie serving in the army. He is married and has several children.pbell of Caledonia.
He has four brothers. Hunter, Orville, Ted and Johnnie serving in the
army. He is married and has several children.

Article Date: 
July 13, 1944
Vet's Name: 
Campbell, Eugene
Campbell, Hunter J
Campbell, Orville R
Campbell, Theodore
Campbell, John W
Branch: 
Army
Home Town: 
Caledonia

Theodore Campbell

Theodore Campbell

Photo of Theodore Campbell published in the Independent Journal during WWII.

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