Sunday, September 11, 2005

Army Spc. Jeremy M. Campbell

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Jeremy M. Campbell, 21, of Middlebury, Pa.

Spc Campbell was assigned to the 108th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), killed Sept. 11, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad, Iraq.

Slain soldier had dreams of being a state trooper

It’s no wonder Jeremy M. Campbell got A’s in English and journalism. He basically single-handedly put out the high school paper.

“He did just about all the work himself,” said teacher Liz Hoover. “He used to work on the paper during study halls whenever he had time. He just did everything for that newspaper.”

Campbell, 21, of Middlebury, Pa., was killed Sept. 11 by a bomb blast in Baghdad. He graduated high school in 2002 and was assigned to Fort Bragg.

“He was a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, but he got things done,” said Principal Patrick Hewitt.

After his parents died, Campbell was taken in by his step grandfather, Aaron Wilbur, who taught the boy to fish, shoot and hunt, and called in his first wild turkey.

“He called me from Iraq, and he wanted to know if I was still going to go wild boar hunting with him in North Carolina when he got back,” Wilbur said.

Campbell, who worked at the Laurel Lanes bowling alley for two years, had dreams.

“He wanted to be a state trooper and own the bowling lanes. He was very goal-oriented,” said owner Mike Goodwin.

He also is survived by his wife, Maddison.

Army Spc. Jeremy M. Campbell was killed in action on 9/11/05

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