U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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.
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.
CAMPBELL, KARL A
SGT US ARMY
- 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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