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Decorated World War II veteran pilot, 101, dies

Robert Campbell of Durham, who celebrated his 101st birthday on Aug. 17, died Saturday. He was the last known surviving pilot of the Air Battle of Midway in World War II.
He began his military service in 1938 and he retired as a commander in 1962.

Robert Campbell

A  Navy pilot, Campbell received 17 ribbons and medals. Among them is the Navy Cross and a Presidential Citation. He flew missions off the USS Yorktown, USS Saratoga and the USS Enterprise against the Japanese in the Pacific. In 1941, he joined the USS Saratoga Bombing Squadron 3, and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he participated in battles throughout the South Pacific.
He joined the USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid in 1942, the air raid by the United States on the Japanese.
He earned the Navy Cross for his participation in the Air Battle of Midway in June 1942. He was involved in numerous battles during World War II, including Guadalcanal. He was never wounded.
Campbell is survived by his wife, Elizabeth.
He sure got around in the early parts of  WWII, when things were really hairy to say the least.
As is it, It sounds to me that God needed another Good Man up there, Good Luck Sir!

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