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Commander Donald L. Campbell was born August 28, 1928, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in June 1951. Following graduation, he was appointed as Deck Officer and on December 15, 1951, was commissioned as Ensign.

During his career, he served aboard the following ships: EXPLORER, HYDROGRAPHER, GILBERT as Executive Officer and later as Commanding Officer; and SCOTT as Commanding Officer. His other assignments included Geodesy, Triangulation, and an East Coast Field Party. He was placed on the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) on October 5, 1960, and was recalled to active duty the next day. While on recall he served aboard EXPLORER and WAINWRIGHT and was assigned to the Norfolk District Office and to Headquarters, Washington, D.C. He was again placed on the TDRL on August 23, 1961, and on the Permanent Disability Retired List on August 1, 1966.

Lieutenant Commander Campbell is survived by his two children, Lorel L., and Kevin S. Campbell.

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