Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Did you join the military or were you drafted? Enlisted
Dates of service: 1964 to 1968
Total time that you served: Four years
What did you do in the service: Served in communications and on a forward observer team.
What did you gain from serving in the military? The Marine Corps gave me the opportunity to travel, some good, some bad. Either way, it did broaden my horizons and I’m grateful for that. I am currently involved with three different veteran’s groups and find that very fulfilling. (John Campbell has served as a commander of Springfield’s Chapter 620, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and also as commandant of Springfield’s Marine Corps League.)
Hometown Heroes is a weekly feature profiling Clark and Champaign County veterans compiled with the assistance of local Vietnam veteran Randy Ark. To nominate a veteran, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-328-0363. Any veteran of any military branch, years of service and age is eligible to be profiled.