CAMPBELL Jr., Colonel James G. "Jim"|
Colonel James G. "Jim" Campbell, Jr., USA, Ret., 85, passed away at home on November 11, 2013. He was born November 16, 1927 in Beverley Hills, CA.
Jim graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied business, served as the president of the Acacia Fraternity, and was active in the school's ROTC program.
He is a veteran of the Korean War where he earned numerous awards in recognition of deeds of valor or heroic conduct while in combat, including a Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Gallantry Cross. A defining moment for him was his survival of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, a decisive battle in the Korean War. He is also a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served at both the Pentagon, and the Military Command Center in Saigon. Following the war, Jim pursued an MBA at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania while attending the prestigious US Army War College. Jim retired from the Army after 30 years of distinguished service.
He then moved to Austin, Texas, where he enjoyed a second career in residential and commercial real estate, founding and managing two real estate companies, and making countless friends in the process.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Bob Campbell.
He is survived by his 5 children: Elizabeth Campbell, Cathy Stonefelt, Jim G. Campbell, III, Paul Campbell and Jeffrey Campbell. He is also survived by his sister, Lu Jewell and sisters-in-law: Susan Brown and Verna Marie Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Family Eldercare Austin, or a
Memorial services will be private at the request of family members. Condolences may be expressed in the guestbook on www.jimcampbellmemorial.com. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2013