From a contemporary press report:
Edgar Malcolm Campbell, 56, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps who taught science in Fairfax County schools, died November 23, 2001, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He lived in Arlington, Virginia.
Colonel Campbell was born in Louisiana and raised in Colorado, where he graduated from Colorado State University.
He was commissioned in 1967, served as an artillery officer in Vietnam, and then was assigned to riot duty in Washington to quell anti-war demonstrations. Family members said he liked to recall the time a young demonstrator hit him on the head with a “Love, Not War” poster as his unit marched up Connecticut Avenue to Dupont Circle.
After he retired as an Operations Officer at Marine Corps headquarters in 1991, Colonel Campbell received a master's degree in education from George Washington University. He began teaching at McLean High School in 1993, where he also coached football and lacrosse, and later taught at Thoreau and Frost middle schools. He retired because of his illness in 1998.
His interests included horseback riding, spelunking and archaeology.
Survivors include his wife, retired Marine Corps Colonel Donna Campbell, and three sons, Edgar M. Campbell, James M. Campbell and John M.D. Campbell, all of Arlington; his mother, Kathleen Campbell of Lakewood, Colorado a brother; and two
CAMPBELL, EDGAR MALCOLM
- LT COL US MARINE CORPS
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/27/1970 – 09/30/1991
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/29/1945
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2001
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/04/2002
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 886
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