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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Campbell

Birthplace: Hannibal, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Greene County, IA
Middle Name: Lee

Date of Birth: 27 March 1920

Date of Death: 28 March 1945

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Charles Lee Campbell

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Charles Lee Campbell
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

On 28 March 1945, Staff Sergeant Charles Lee Campbell was serving with Company F, 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations.

On that day, SSG Campbell's unit was in action against German forces. SSG Campbell's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Staff Sergeant Charles L. Campbell (ASN: 37421389), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 March 1945. Staff Sergeant Campbell's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 71st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 311 (1945)


Staff Sergeant Charles Lee Campbell is buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France, in Plot A, Row 26, Grave 50.


Honoree ID: 106515   Created by: MHOH




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