Private First Class George Garfield Campbell was a member of the 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.
The Knoxville Journal, 29 April 1954|
The grave of a Greene County soldier reported missing in action in Korea many months ago has been found. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Campbell of the Clear Springs Community has been notified by the Defense Department that the body of their son, Pvt. George G. Campbell, has been found and identified and is enroute to the United States. The private was first reported as missing in action. Later it was thought that he had been taken a prisoner of war. The boy was a student in the Clear Springs School and attended Sunday School regularly at Clear Springs Methodist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Campbell; one brother, Larry Paul Campbell, and three sisters, Mrs. Betty Stephens of Ashboro, N.C., Dorothy and Lauvena Campbell, also his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Littleton of Kingsport.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 11 February 1931
- Date of death: 31 August 1950
- County: Greene
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Providence Cemetey, Greeneville, Greene County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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