From a contemporary press report:
Edward Eginio Camporini, 77, a retired Marine Corps colonel who was a decorated veteran of three wars, died of respiratory failure July 25, 2000 at Columbia Reston Hospital Center. He lived in the Washington area since 1965, and at his death was a Fairfax resident.
Colonel Camporini enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and was commissioned during World War II. He served in Guam and China during the war. During the Korean conflict, he served in combat and worked in logistics. He served with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam and retired from active duty in 1973 as budget officer and executive officer of the fiscal organization at Marine Corps headquarters.
His military decorations included the Legion of Merit with combat “V” and two other awards of the Legion of Merit. He also held the Navy Commendation Medal with combat “V.”
Colonel Camporini, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, was a graduate of George Washington University and the Amphibious Warfare School at Quantico Marine Corps Base.
After retiring, he did volunteer work through St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale and assisted his wife with her craft-show displays.
His wife of 42 years, Joyce Arlyne Camporini, died in 1998.
Survivors include two children, retired Marine Corps Maj. Mark E. Camporini and Marilee J. Moot, both of Clifton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
CAMPORINI, EDWARD E., Col, USMC (Ret.)
On Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Reston Hospital, EDWARD E. CAMPORINI, beloved husband of the late Joyce A.
A devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather, Colonel Camporini is survived by his children Major Mark E. Camporini, USMC (Ret.) and Mrs. Marilee J. Moot, both of Clifton, VA and their spouses Patricia Camporini and Gregory Moot; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
As a veteran of WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, he served our nation and the United States Marine Corps proudly for more than 31 years from his enlistment as a Private on 10 November 1942 until his retirement as a Colonel on 1 June 1973.
Services will be private. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In keeping with his wishes and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the ”Edward E. Camporini Living Trust” for the benefit of his special needs grandson and forwarded to Trustee, the Edward E.
Camporini Living Trust, 13837 Springstone Dr., Clifton, VA 20124.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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