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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 915-10
October 06, 2010 

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, Florida, died October 4, 2010, in Babur, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ketucky.

For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.


A soldier from north Florida has been killed in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense reports that Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, died Monday in Babur, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

KA Campbell US Army Photo

Campbell was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Army officials said Campbell enlisted in the Army in 1995 and served as an infantryman until 2003. He re-enlisted in November 2009 and joined the 101st in January. According to military records, Campbel was a highly decorated soldier whose medals included a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

According to a news release from the defense department, Campbell's survivors include his wife Jennifer M. Campbell, their son Charles Campbell and a stepson, Ty Bartlett, all living in Kentucky. He is also survived by his daughter, Brea Campbell of Denver, Pennsylvnia, and stepson Joseph L. Goble IV of Starke, as well as his parents, Arthur and Audrey Campbell of Chiefland.



2 November 2010:

Army Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, of Chiefland, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors Monday.

Campbell, 34, was fatally wounded October 4, 2010, in Babur, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Army Secretary John McHugh were on hand for the graveside services at Arlington. Gates offered condolences to widow Jennifer Campbell and other family members.

Campbell was a member of the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Ky., and had been awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

He first enlisted in the Army in 1995 and re-enlisted in November 2009.


KA Campbell Funeral Services At Arlington National Cemetery 1 November 2010
Burial service for Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, November 1, 2010.

KA Campbell Funeral Services At Arlington National Cemetery 1 November 2010
Brea Campbell cries on the American flag presented to her during services for her father Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, 
at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, November 1, 2010

KA Campbell Funeral Services At Arlington National Cemetery 1 November 2010
Jennifer M. Campbell clutches the flag presented to her by Brigadier General Thomas Ayres, left, during 
services for her husband, Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, November 1, 2010

KA Campbell Funeral Services At Arlington National Cemetery 1 November 2010
Defense Secretary Robert Gates offers his condolences to Jennifer M. Campbell, the widow of 
Sergeant Karl A. Campbell, during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, November 1, 2010.
 

CAMPBELL, KARL A   
SGT   US ARMY 
AFGHANISTAN 
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/15/1976 
DATE OF DEATH: 10/04/2010 
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 9478 
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 9 November 2010
101st Airborne Division
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bronze Star Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KA Campbell Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan November 2010

KA Campbell Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan November 2010
Photos By EIleen Horan, November 2010