George Hallmark CAMPBELL

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CAMPBELL, George Hallmark passed away on July 18, 2014, after suffering a stroke several weeks ago. Born in Pensacola in 1928, he graduated from Pensacola High School in 1946 and attended the University of Florida. At the outset of the Korean War he joined the Army, volunteering to serve as a paratrooper and was initially assigned to the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. From that assignment, he transferred to Fort Bragg and became one of the first Green Berets serving as a medical aidesman for the 77th Special Forces Group. Campbell left the Special Forces to work on the Nike guided missile program. He ultimately merged his medical and technology interests and became one of the first Medical Service Corps warrant officers. After tours as the Medical Maintenance officer in Army hospitals in Colorado, Louisiana, and Munich, Germany he served as the lone U.S. Army advisor to the Korean Army, working at their medical depot in Busan, Korea. He retired from Army in 1976, moving to Dunedin after more than 26 years of service. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4), and went to work as a medical maintenance officer at several hospitals in the Tampa Bay Area. He and his first wife Audrey raised three daughters: Ann Campbell Cripps of Huntsville, AL, Lee Campbell Hansen of Pensacola, and Jane Campbell currently stationed in Norfolk, VA. Audrey preceded him in death in 1998. George married Barbara Gray in 2000. They lived in Clearwater and were long time members of Faith United Church of Christ - Dunedin. He is survived by Barbara; three daughters; three sisters; Barbara's three children, Jane Schneider, Peter Gray, and Ian Gray; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at 4 pm, on Saturday, July 26, at Faith United Church of Christ. Memorials can be made to Faith United Church of Christ - Dunedin. (Pinehurst Road) or in his honor to Doctors Without Borders.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 24, 2014