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Fort Campbell Soldier killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 4th, when struck by an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted foot patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Karl Andrew Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, FL, was a Cavalry Scout assigned to Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  He enlisted in the Army in 1995 as an Infantryman and completed his service in 2003.  Campbell enlisted again in November 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2010.  

  

Karl Campbell

Karl Andrew CampbellHis awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Ranger Tab; Combat Action Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.

Campbell is survived by his wife, Jennifer M. Campbell; son, Charles Campbell and stepson, Ty Bartlett, all of Fort Campbell, KY.  Campbell is also survived by daughter, Brea Campbell of Denver, PA; stepson, Joseph L. Goble IV of Starke, FL and parents, Arthur and Audrey Campbell of Chiefland, FL. 

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held October 13th at 4:00pm at the Family Resource Center.


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