Roy L. Campbell was born on 12 November 1921. Son of Tilmon Campbell and Mossie Brooks. Hometown Cave Spring.

Served with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He was killed on 30 April 1943 during combat near Mateur, Tunisa in the assault on Hill 523. Buried at Cave Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

The Knoxville Journal, 27 August 1943
The Purple Heart was awarded posthumously this week to Pfc. Roy Campbell of Tazewell, who was killed in action in the North African area on April 30. The award which was received yesterday by his widowed mother, Mrs. Mossie Brooks Campbell, Tazewell, was bestowed for distinguished service and bravery in action. Private Campbell enlisted in the infantry in 1942 and was sent overseas shortly after, arriving at an English port where he trained for some time prior to the invasion in North Africa. He saw action in the early days of the North African invasion. Mrs. Campbell was first notified by the government early in June that Private Campbell

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 November 1921
  • Date of death: 30 April 1943
  • County: Claiborne
  • Hometown: Cave Spring
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: Word War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cave Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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