Robert Monty Campbell, Col., United States Army, 5th
Special Forces Airborne Group Company A, retired, age 76, passed
away at his home, in Woodrun, Mt. Gilead, NC on Sunday 23, May
Colonel Campbell, a native of Lake George, NY, served in the
military for 32 years, actively participating in World War II,
Korea, and Vietnam. Decorations and medals include World War II
Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan, Germany), Combat
Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service
Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal,
Distinguished Unit Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit
Citation, Parachute Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense
Service Medal 1st DLC, Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal w/60 Device, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army
Commendation Medal, Republic of Vietnam Jump Wings, Air Medal (1st
– 6th DLC), Bronze Star Medal (1st – 3rd
DLC), Vietnam Service Medal Legion of Merit, Republic of Vietnam
Cross of Gallantry w/Gold Star, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
Service Honor Medal 1st Class, Republic of Vietnam of
Gallantry w/Palm, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/unit
citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, Master
Parachute Badge and the Purple Heart.
Following his military career, Colonel Bob continued to touch and
enrich lives by heading the Criminal Justice Program at Central
Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC and at Stanly
Community College in Albemarle, NC and was a licensed Real Estate
An avid sportsman, Col Bob enjoyed boxing (actively participating
at a semi-pro level), football, hunting, and tennis with his
friends and golf with his wife, Terry.
True to being a Campbell, Colonel Bob served the Campbell Clan as
the President of Clan Campbell Society of North America for 3
years plus holding additional offices.
Colonel Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Terry; son Kevin
Michael; and his wife Harriet, of Dallas NC; son Colin Scott; and
his wife, Janice, of Stokesdale, NC, and son John Eric; of San
Francisco, Ca and his beloved cat, Bobby.
funeral mass, by Father Larry Heiney, is planned at Our Lady of
the Annunciation Catholic Church, in Albemarle, NC, on Wednesday,
May 26, at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends at the home
of Terry Campbell in Woodrun.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Our Lady of the
Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 N. Second St. Albemarle, NC
28001; Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle,
NC 28001; or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle, NC