Christopher Campbell
Christopher George Campbell was born on Sept. 16, 1974, at Tripler Army Medical Center on the island of Oahu, Hawai'i.

Chris was killed while serving our country along with fellow comrades in the Wardak province of Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011, during a rescue mission.

He leaves behind his wife and partner in life's adventures, Angelina; daughter, Samantha; parents, Larry and Diane; sister, Cindy; and brother, sister-in-law, and niece, Le, Terri and Courtney. He is preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents who lived in northern Mississippi. Other survivors include uncles, aunts and cousins.

Chris graduated from White Oak High school in 1993, where he played football, baseball and basketball. While growing up, Chris attended First Free Will Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Chris was an avid outdoorsman who loved the beach and spent hours riding waves. He was also a proponent of hunting conservation, ocean conservation and sand dune preservation to ensure our beaches are maintained for the enjoyment of future generations. Chris was a proud supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project.

Petty Officer Campbell enlisted in the Navy and reported to Naval Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill., on Nov. 25, 1996. On Feb. 4, 1997, he completed basic training and reported to FCTCLANT in Dam Neck, Va. Three months later, he entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training (Class 215) in Coronado, Calif. After six months of the most grueling and demanding training in the military, he graduated and reported to Basic Airborne School in Fort Benning, Ga.

He was assigned to his first permanent duty station on the west coast from May 6, 1998, to June, 4, 2001, and was then transferred to another SEAL team until May 8, 2004, and then to Naval Special Warfare Command in Key West, Fla., until Feb 17, 2006. After his tour was completed in Key West, Petty Officer Campbell became an east coast-based SEAL, where he completed numerous deployments around the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

First Class Petty Officer (SEAL) Campbell was a highly-decorated combat veteran with numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (2), Presidential Unit Citation (2), Navy Unit Commendation, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Service) Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary) Medal, and numerous other personal and unit decorations.

Chris will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at 4 p.m. Aug. 26. There will be a memorial service in Virginia Beach, Va., at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 for close friends and family. There will be a visitation for those who wish to pay their respects from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There will be a memorial service in Jacksonville at White Oak High School at 4 p.m. Aug. 20.

In lieu of flowers, Chris requested that donations be sent in honor of his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, or donations can be made online at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Condolences may be made at jdnews.com.

Published by Jacksonville Daily News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 19, 2011.
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10 YRS, GONE NOT FORGOTTEN THANK YOU FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2021
We will never forget you .
Thad &Emily Dodson
Friend
June 1, 2021
THANK YOU FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Sandee Garza Schock
May 31, 2021
Hero..RIP
Harley Burmester
Friend
January 31, 2021
We will never forget you. RIP with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love you always ❤
Bonnie Fleshman
Friend
August 7, 2020
9 years gone but not forgotten.
Rest In Peace.
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2020
We will never forget you , John 15:13
THAD&Emily Dodson
Friend
May 28, 2020
We will never forget you. RIP with Our Lord and Savior Jesus. Love and prayers to your family
May 27, 2020
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
Gone But Not Forgotten.
Sandee Garza Schock
May 25, 2020
8 YRS GONE NOT FORGOTTEN
THANK YOU FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2019
Rest In Peace with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will never forget you. Love you ❤
May 28, 2019
Rest In Peace HERO
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice

Sincerely
Sandee Garza Schock
May 27, 2019
John15:13
Thad,Emily Dodson
Friend
May 27, 2019
Chris, I keep your photo on my laptop, for inspiration. I keep you in my daily prayers. Rest Peaceful Sir
Bob Molloy
May 2, 2019
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2018
Never Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
Sandee Garza Schock
May 29, 2018
Saw the Wounded Warrior segment honoring you and decided to become a monthly donor to Wounded Warrior in your honor. Our daughter was in Iraq but we were lucky and got her home safe. Your family is in our thoughts.
Barbara & Jim
January 10, 2018
As a fellow service member, I thank you for your selfless service to keep all safe. And your dedication to conservative efforts. I salute you!
Thomas H. Smith, SSG, (Ret.) U.S. Army
December 18, 2017
Wonderful human being.Real hero.But you are now with our lord and savior.rest easy pal.
Matt Stilwell
December 17, 2017
RIP God Bless you and your family...ho ho ho SantaC aka Happy Michael Keesling RM1(SS) Ret.

Thank You for Your Service...
Michael Keesling RM1(SS) Ret.
December 12, 2017
Gone but not forgotten
Cherie Breslin
August 7, 2017
GONE 6 YRS BUT YOU'RE NOT FORGOTTEN.
THANK YOU FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2017
Thad&Emily Dodson
May 30, 2017
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
Gone But Not Forgotten.
Sandee Garza Schock
May 29, 2017
Sandee Garza Schock
November 13, 2016
we all miss and love you Chris you will never be forgotten. RIP ..
Bonnie Fleshman
August 9, 2016
5 years Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2016
Thad&Emily Dodson
May 31, 2016
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Sandee Garza Schock
May 30, 2016
To the family of Chrstooher G. Campbell. You and your son's story has made me one of the 100,000 to give to the Wounded Warrior Project. I want to take the family in my arms and tell them "you are so loved".
And thank Chris for keeping us safe and free. ChristopherCampbell and the Campbell family will be in my
thoughts and prayers, for all my life.
Susan Ash
January 19, 2016
God bless the family of Christopher Campbell . May this candle shine forever. I knew his Dad, Mgysgt Campbell USMC (Ret). I am retired Msgt Willis , Semper Fi
Oscat Willis
December 10, 2015
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice. Gone But Not Forgotten.
Sandee Garza Schock
November 11, 2015
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2015
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
Sandee Garza Schock
May 25, 2015
Thad&Emily Dodson
April 6, 2015
Le Campbell
April 3, 2015
My Deepest thoughts and prayers go out the the Campbell family. I remember Chris when I attented private school at First Free Will Baptist Church. He always was high spirited and happy. Fallen but never forgotten.

Elizabeth Malaro-Knightdale, NC
April 2, 2015
R I P HERO
Gone But Not Forgotten
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2014
Thad&Emily Dodson
June 2, 2014
Thinkn bout you bro...never thought I could shed a tear and smile at the same time! Love ya!!!
Le Campbell
May 28, 2014
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thanks for the ultimate sacrifice
Sandee Garza Schock
May 26, 2014
RIP Chris....
Tyrone Laws
April 4, 2014
Angelina,I am so sorry for your loss.. Thank you so much for the shirt and wrist band.
They were wrapped in your sadness and love. . My prayers are with you.
Barbara Powell
Barbara Powell
August 19, 2013
RIP Chris I know you are cause you are with the Lord , We here on earth will always miss you and love you
Bonnie Fleshman
August 7, 2013
R I P HERO
Gone But Not Forgotten
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2013
R I P HERO
Gone But Not Forgotten
Sandee Garza Schock
August 6, 2013
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Campbell Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
April 20, 2013
Chris there are things you said that I will never forget, things that will guide me through life. I told you I would never get a tattoo...lol...I lied. I got one today, a frog skeleton holding a trident with the date you left this world. Its for you bro. Rest easy....you done it right.
Billy Parton
February 10, 2013
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. May God bring healing and comfort to your family.
Loretta Felix
December 30, 2012
Gone But Never Forgotten
Sandra Schock
August 7, 2012
We miss you Chris and love you, but i know you are in a better place then us here on earth, cause you are with the Lord and i want your family to know we are all proud of what you done and your buddies and all the miltary, our prayers are always with you and your family, love ya
Bonnie fleshman
August 7, 2012
I took my family to visit your grave site yesterday and I told my kids this is who a true hero is and does for his country. I could not help but remember all the times you told me when we were kids that this is what you wanted to do and that you wanted to be the best of the best. You did it!! I was a privilidge to know you and your family and I look forward to seeing you in heaven.
Chad Batten
August 6, 2012
On this day of the 1 Year anniverary , I wanted to remind your family that Christopher's sacrifice Has not & Will not be forgotten by my family & I . This Country seems to forget how Lucky we are to have the caliber of people that it takes to do what these men & women do & the families that raise them . God Bless our troops & there familes .
Curtis Glass
August 6, 2012
To the family of Special Warfare Operator PO 1st Class (SEAL) Christopher G. Campbell:
Christopher gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
August 6, 2012
Together...We Will Not Forget...My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each soldier killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a website at www.vmqp.com if you get a chance to see the quilts. We have sent 207 quilts as of this date. Please contact me via email or phone at 804-598-0465 and I will get the information from you so we can send you a Memorial Quilt in honor of your soldier. Thank you.
Debbie Elam, Chairman
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project
P. O. Box 534
Powhatan, VA 23139
Debbie Elam
July 1, 2012
We will never forget, everyday at work when the flag is raised, I think of Chris and all the other men and I thank God for men like that. We are praying for his family and all the other team members families. John 15:13
Thad&Emily Dodson
July 1, 2012
Congratulations on your many accomplishments in life. May your family take comfort in this.
June 21, 2012
It seems there are no words adequate enough to express this loss. May God be your source of comfort and peace.
Karen Weideman
May 28, 2012
Rest in Peace BROTHER!!! A true warrior among warriors!
Le Campbell
November 23, 2011
Rest in Peace Warrior, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. A grateful America thanks you for your service and welcomes you home to your final place of rest as you have given all that one can give. And may the Lord wrap his arms around the family and help them find a measure of peace. With the utmost respect, TSAF ......
Lance O. Adams
October 11, 2011
You were a true hero. I'm honored to have known you. Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Jenn
September 29, 2011
Julie Tran and family so sorry for your loss. I was cried when I heard the

news on TV.
September 16, 2011
Cindy and family, I am so sorry for your loss.Even only meeting Chris once I knew he held a special place in your hearts. Hold on to the special times and memories and he will always be close.
God Bless
Linda Komljenovic
September 16, 2011
September 14, 2011

I am very saddened to hear that such a sweet person that loved life to the fullest could be taken away at such an early age. He had an influence in my life just as he had with every other person that came to know him. He had a quick smile and a big heart. All of us on earth that loved you and knew you all too well will miss you terribly.

Rich, Niki & Isabella Merchant
Raleigh, NC
September 14, 2011
My prayers go up to your family Chris and I want to say thanks for your sacrfice for this country!! You will be MISSED
September 1, 2011
Thank you for your sacrifice, You will never be forgotten. God Bless
Monica DiLauro
August 31, 2011
Chris, Mahalo (Thank You) for your sacrifice. We are free because of you and the guys whom you served with on the rescue mission.

As a fellow "Viking", I am humbled and blessed to have worked with you.

I'll see you in heaven brother.

Long Live The Brotherhood!
Alex Rubio
August 27, 2011
SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR PO 1ST CLASS SEAL CHRISTOPHER G. CAMPBELL
You are my Hero may God keep you in his arms forever.

Please listen to Bruce Springstiens song paradice from the rising album its a tribute to 911
Gary Allain
August 26, 2011
The Memory of a Hero will not be forgotten for Chris' name will be a legacy of Honor, Courage, and Commitment! May God Bless the Family and Friends especially at this time of bereavement.
Peace,Prayers, & Blessings,
Valerie Duffey-Colon
August 24, 2011
We remember Chris as a little boy and know the dedication it takes to become a Navy Seal. We are proud to have known Chris. Our prayers are with you.
Dale & Charlie Cone
August 21, 2011
To the Campbell family my sincere condolences and also gratitude for your unselfish service and devotion to country. As Chris wished I will be contributing to the Wounded Warrior Project on a monthly basis till there are no longer heroes to honor in this way. I remember 9-11, thanks for stepping up for those who can't. God Speed.
Michael Hastings
August 21, 2011
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ([email protected]) is an organization with groups throughout the country who strive to send handmade prayer shawls and/ or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA would like to honor your son’s sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a shawl which we will mail to you. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] with the names and addresses and what they would like to receive. We will send them as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address, as our organization can no longer get family contacts through the military. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
August 21, 2011
I want to say how very sorry i am about the death of chris but at the same time i am so proud of him too, thank you chris for your service, my john called me from iraq to tell me about chris, we cried and cried, john wish he could have been here for the memorial service, but i went and it was so very beautiful, honorable, thank you mr and mrs campbell for letting us see all the wonderful pictures of chris, i enjoyed knowing him and you all, just know i am praying for all of you, i will come see you all later, love and prayers to all of you
Bonnie Fleshman
August 21, 2011
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was not able to attend the memorial service due to health reasons but there has not been a day that has gone by in the past two weeks that I haven't prayed for you all. It is still so unreal. I am grateful for Chris' service and sacrifice. You all will always have a special place in my heart.
Dianna Lord-Silence
August 20, 2011
My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family God Bless You and Thank You Chris for your service God Bless You.
Maralana Thacker
August 20, 2011
Dear Campbell family,
Our family grieves the loss of Christopher. A true hero. He will not be forgotten. We are humbled by his service and sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
the K. Collins family of Colo. Sgs., CO
August 20, 2011
my heart goes out to all his family. i know they will find peace. a true hero has fallen .
rosemary mattheis
August 19, 2011
May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort in this time. Chris will not be forgotten for what he gave for our country. A true hero...
Susan Cogdill-Gastelo
August 19, 2011
I met Chris while surfing at Damneck a few years back. We became friends and it was always good catching waves with him and hanging out with him on the beach. He was a good surfer and a good man. You will be missed my friend. Thank you for your service to our country. I will never forget you.
Tom Foster
August 18, 2011
Chris was a close friend to my son Corey Taylor.I give my deepest sympathy to the family.
Sandra Taylor Jones
August 18, 2011
" A True Hero Has Fallen"
The King Family
August 18, 2011
Kimberly Young
August 18, 2011
Lynnette Miller
August 18, 2011
To the immediate and extended family members of Chris;Dear Friends, my heart is filled with sorrow for you. I had the pleasure of working with Chris when he was a student @ JCA, he made everyday fun & I will never forget his beautiful smile! Even though it was brief, I thank the Lord that I had that time to share in his life. Chris was a huge part of ensuring that we as Americans enjoy freedoms that so many will never have. I so wish I could have told him "thank you" in person. Thank you to his family for living without him when he had to be away protecting others & saving our freedoms. My prayers are that you will feel drawn close to the Heavenly Father and feel His love and peace that can sustain you. In His Love, Juanita C.Pierce
Juanita Pierce
August 17, 2011
Dear Campbell Family. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for your family. As I teach US History it will be men like Chris that I will tell my students about. Because of Chris and others like him we have the freedoms that others long for. "God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace."
Kim Zegelien
August 17, 2011
RIP Chris- thank you for your service to our country. You will not be forgotten.
WOHS Viking 1993
Shane Louthan
August 17, 2011
There is no way to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss! Chris had to be a wonderful young man to have become a SEAL and to have such a wonderful family. He will never be forgotten by this Army mom, I promise you! I pray God holds each of you in this time of sorrow and all the days hereafter.
Blue Star Mothers Freedom Chapter NC 9
Sharon Dudley
August 17, 2011
Larry, Diane, Le, Cindy, Angelina,and Samantha, My heart-felt prayers and thoughts are ever with you in your loss. May God comfort and strenghten you during this time and in the days ahead. God loves you very much, and we do too.
Tony & Andi Atoigue
August 17, 2011
Know that you and your family are LOVED and Remembered forever.
Wilma Villa
August 17, 2011
My prayers are with your family. You cannot imagine how much we thank him for keeping us safe. Thank you, for supporting him in his dream to be a part of many men and women (including myself) keeping our country free. He did not die in vain. It was Honor. We ARE ALL HONORED to have served with him...even if we have never met. Karen Mattes, USN
Karen Mattes
August 16, 2011
thank you for being so brave. may god be with you and your family in this time of grief and healing. rip chris :'(
Darby Jordan (Snead)
August 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Campbell family. Thank you Chris, for your ultimate sacrifice. May God give your family peace during this time of sorrow. ( WOHS 1990 )
Elizabeth Vargas
August 16, 2011
Chris as fellow Viking you will be terribly missed from our family, you are a valient hero in my eyes. I wish the Campbell family my deepest condolences and wishes.

Cherie Breslin
Class of 1989 White Oak H.S. Jacksonville, NC
Cherie Breslin
August 16, 2011
We are so sorry .
Tyler , jarret , & Kaylee Mitchell
August 16, 2011
It is with my deepest sympathy I write to say how very sorry I am for your loss . I did not know Chris but in my heart I know he was a true hero . If it were not people like Chris , what would our country be today ? He has my upmost respect , for it truly takes a special person to do the job Chris chose to do , he gave his life for us . To Chris' family , thank you for the unselfishness you lived with everyday , not knowing some things and knowing what could happen , did . I pray God wraps his loving arms around each and everyone of you and comforts you for I know you have suffered a great loss . God Bless you
K. Campbell
August 16, 2011
Thank you for your service, Brother. It was a pleasure to know you all of those years. God bless you and your family~
Lawrence Judkins III
August 16, 2011
To The Campbell Family: I don't know you but I just wanted to say Thank you for Christopher's service and fighting in my place he has given a great sacrifice for our country. May thought and prayers are with the ones he left behind. He is a HERO in my eyes. So sorry he life was taken so soon. GOD has a plan. Put all your faith in him and he will get you through....Blessings
Dee Sparrow
August 16, 2011
Larry, Diane, Angelina, Samantha and family members of Chris Campbell. Our sincerest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to you all. Christopher is a True American Hero. He is truly an inspiration to us all.Thank you Chris Campbell. God Bless.
Patsy Gregory
August 16, 2011
I will be praying for you all in your loss of Chris. I pray that God will comfort you and give you the strength to go on. I will miss Chris even though I didn't see him often. Love and God Bless you.
Lisa Smen
August 16, 2011
Thank You
Stephanie Mullins
August 16, 2011
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