Craig McNeil Cameron
Craig McNeil Cameron, 46, of Norfolk, Virginia, died Dec. 30, 2004. Craig was a professor of military history at Old Dominion University. Craig was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Winnetka. He attended Connecticut College, where he graduated in May, 1980 as a Junior Phi Beta Kappa, earning honors and a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He served on active duty from 1980 to 1984. Craig then attended the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in military history. It was during this time that he met his wife, Lynn. In 1990, Craig was offered a professorship at Old Dominion University. The couple moved to Norfolk where their two sons, Ian W. Cameron and Alec D. Cameron were born. In 1991, Craig was awarded the John M. Olin Fellowship at Yale University. Craig was the author of American Samurai: Myth, Imagination and the Conduct of Battle in the First Marine Division, 1941-1951 (Cambridge University Press, 1994). In 1997, he received the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History. Craig was also an avid painter of military figurines. Many of these won awards at shows and were purchased by collectors. In addition to his wife and two sons, Craig is survived by his parents, Dean C. and Elizabeth B. Cameron of Winnetka, IL; his two sisters, Elizabeth Simon and Amy Herron and their two families; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family held a memorial service on January 3rd in Norfolk. Honoring his wishes, the family requested that memorial donations be made to one of the following international relief organizations: UNICEF or Doctors without Borders.
Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 16, 2005.
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