Ovid W. Campbell

NAME
Ovid Walter Campbell
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
265973
HOME OF RECORD
Welch, OK
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Eugene B. Campbell
DATE OF BIRTH
~1917
ENTERED SERVICE
January 17, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
HQ/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Ovid Campbell participated in the defense of Corregidor as a member of Headquarters Company, 4th Marines.

On the night of 5-6 May 1942, Japanese forces landed on the island and overwhelmed the garrison, which surrendered at 1200 hours the following day. Corporal Campbell was among those killed in the attack. His body was seen after the battle, but his burial site was not reported and his remains have not been recovered.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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