Saturday, January 29, 2011

Army Spc. Joshua R. Campbell

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett, Colo.

Spc Campbell was assigned to the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Jan. 29, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Shawn A. Muhr.

James Campbell, of Bennett, Colo., said his son will be remembered for his sunny disposition and willingness to help other people who needed help.

Campbell was a truck driver on his first deployment with two years in the Army, his father said. Fort Bragg officials said he deployed in October.

"He loved it, the camaraderie, the purpose, protecting his country," his father said. "He was extremely patriotic. He'd do anything for anybody. He was a good man."

Campbell entered the Army in February 2008 and was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade in December 2008. Campbell's past duty assignments included the 126th Medium Truck Company of the 330th Movement Control Battalion of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Campbell was awarded the following awards posthumously: the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Spc. Campbell is survived by his parents James and Tamara Campbell of Bennett and three brothers - Justin, 26 of Ohio, James, 25 of NC and Jonathan 23 of CO.

Army Spc. Joshua R. Campbell was killed in action on 1/29/11.

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