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Colonel Campbell's Final Flight

Scot Walker '90 May 26, 2017 8:47 AM updated: May 26, 2017 3:04 PM

Missing for more than 48 years, an Aggie shot down during the Vietnam War is finally laid to rest by his family in this short film from The Association of Former Students.

The remains of USAF pilot Colonel William Campbell ’52 were flown this month to Washington, D.C., and interred with those of his widow at Arlington National Cemetery. The Association is grateful to the Campbell family for trusting us to document their father’s return and share this story with the Aggie Network:


Colonel Campbell’s Aggie Ring was recovered in 1991, worn by his widow until her passing, and then donated by his children to The Association of Former Students, where it remains on display. 


Learn more of Colonel Campbell’s story at the links below:

* A Long Journey Home: The Story Of One Aggie's Ring 

* Remains Of Aggie Killed In Vietnam Identified After 48 Years

* Aggie Hero's Final Journey: Remains Of Colonel William Campbell '52 Returned To Mainland U.S.

Aggie Hero Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

* Photos From Colonel Campbell's Burial At Arlington National Cemetery

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