CW3 David Malcolm Campbell
United States Army, Retired
April 4, 1944 - April 10, 2019
Chief Warrant Officer III David M. Campbell, age 75, passed away on April 10, 2019 at home after a long, difficult battle with cancer. Agent Orange was a factor. His wife and his Hospice nurse, Annette, were by his side.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Sharon, two children: Darin (Amy) of Bend, Oregon, and Matthew of Sierra Vista; five grandchildren, Charles and Isabelle of Bend, Oregon and Dakota,
Brandon and Hannah of Sierra Vista. He leaves behind his beloved cat, Bailey, who loved him dearly. He also leaves behind two special friends in Colorado Springs, Gary Schumacher and Keith Heavlin, with whom he had been friends for many, many years.
Mr. Campbell was born in Longview, Washington on April 4, 1944 to Charles and Joyce who preceded him in death. His sister, Diane, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Campbell served with distinction as a Soldier for over 22 years in the Army and 16 years as
Civil Servant with US Army Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was stationed throughout the world to include Vietnam, Korea, Alaska and Germany. He was also stationed at Ft. Huachuca many times and retired from there. His military career took him many places, to include England, Italy, Okinawa and more.
He earned many commendations and medals throughout his career: David was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals, including Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
David had a passion for old cars. He collected classics and always said he had to save "just one more". He saved many. He was a humble man; he never wanted to be the center of attention. In life and, now in death, he would want us not to focus on sadness, but count our many blessings.
One of Dave's special projects after retirement, and one he was most proud of, was the procurement of an old Army ambulance and an old Army tank from Army TACOM for the VFW
1 Oregon. Sadly, he became ill before the project was done and left Hal Robbins and Galen Wisdom to complete the project. They are both deceased. The ambulance and tank sits in front of the VFW Post in Redmond today.
A man as unpretentious and caring as David will always be remembered by those of us who knew him and loved him. Although we will miss him, we take consolation in the good memories we have of him. And we know he is in heaven today working on another project for God.
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