Thursday, June 21, 2012
A Hero Comes Home
Capt. Clyde William Campbell will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary on June 21.
Campbell was shot down on March 1, 1969, while flying A-1J 52-142023, assigned to the 602nd Special Operations Squadron, 56th Special Operations Wing. He was based at Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand. He was on an armed recon mission near Na Khang, in central Laos. He was attacking enemy forces in support of a US radar installation at the time. His aircraft was seen to crash, and he did not get out of it.
Campbell was born in Longview, TX, and graduated from Texas A&M in 1967.
His remains were found by a USAF search team in in 1997, and recovered by another team in 2009.