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.