Allen J. Campbell

Private and Mrs. Allen Campbell spent the past week visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Studt and Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Campbell. Private Campbell returned to Camp Polk, LA and Mrs. Campbell to Milwaukee, where she is employed.  

Private Allen J. Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Campbell, 416 Chippewa Street, has reported at the Armored School Communication Department at Fort Knox, KY to learn operation of radio sets on tanks.

Mrs. Allen Campbell, formerly of Eau Claire and now employed at Milwaukee, recently returned from a visit with her husband at Indianapolis. He is in military service and is stationed at Fort Knox, KY.

Private Allen J. Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Campbell, 416 Chippewa Street, was recently graduated from a class in radio operation at the Communications Department of the Armored School, Fort Knox, KY.

Private Allen J. Campbell has arrived safely at an undisclosed overseas destination, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Campbell of 416 Chippewa Street, this city. His wife, Mrs. Mahala S. Campbell, resides in Milwaukee.

He enlisted in October 1942 and received his training at Fort Riley, KS; the Desert Training Center in California; Camp Polk, LA; and was given an intensive course in Radio Communications at the Armored School, Fort Knox, KY. He is a member of a Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron.

Private Campbell has two brothers overseas, Private First Class James H. Campbell with the Eighth United States Army Air Force in England and Sergeant Roy M. Campbell with the Eau Claire National Guard Unit in New Guinea.

Eau Claire Man Risks Life to Save Buddies
WITH THE 9TH ARMORED DIVISION--The buddies of Technician Fifth Grade Allen J. Campbell, whose wife lives on Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, are still marveling at his bravery and the way he saved their lives.

Campbell, a radio operator in B Troop of the 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, was on the front lines with his troop, acting as an Infantryman, when the Germans opened their counterattack in Luxembourg.

Most of the troop was pinned down by enemy machine gun fire and several men were injured.

When the firing failed to cease, Campbell left his position and crawled to within throwing distance of the Nazi machine gun nest.

He sent two grenades into the position, completely wiping it out.

Through his daring, the troop managed to escape the trap the Germans had so meticulously planned for them.

Suffers Wounds in Luxembourg
Corporal Allen J. Campbell was wounded in action in Luxembourg on December 17, according to advices received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Campbell, 416 Chippewa Street, and his wife, Mrs. Mahala S. Campbell of Milwaukee.

Corporal Campbell enlisted in the Mechanized Cavalry in October 1942 and was a member of a Mechanized Reconnaissance Squadron in Luxembourg when wounded.

Two brothers are also overseas, Private First Class James H. Campbell, at an air base of the Eighth Air Corps in England for the past 29 months, and Staff Sergeant Roy Campbell with the 32nd Division, now in the Philippines.

Wounded, Completes Patrol; Soldier Given Silver Star
WITH THE NINTH ARMORED DIVISION ACROSS THE RHINE— Technician Fifth Grade Allen J. Campbell of the 89th Cavalry Recon Squadron Ninth Armored Division, has been awarded the Silver Star. His wife, Mahala, resides in Milwaukee at present. 

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Campbell, 416 Chippewa Street. The Ninth Armored Division was the first Allied Force across the Rhine. The Ninth made the spectacular seizure of the bridge at Remagen, Germany on March 7, after a lightning dash from the Roer. Earlier, the Ninth Armored distinguished itself in the Battle of the Bulge. The division is commanded by Major General John W. Leonard. 

The citation for the award reads as follows: 

"Technician Fifth Grade Allen J. Campbell, Troop "B", 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Waldbillig, Luxembourg on 17 December 1944, while a member of a flank combat patrol. 

"At the outset of his patrol activities, Technician Fifth Grade Campbell was wounded. His wound notwithstanding, he continued with the patrol until intense enemy machine gun and automatic weapons fire had pinned it down. Sensing  that the patrol was about to be ambushed, Technician Fifth Grade Campbell advanced boldly in the face of hostile machine gun fire and, throwing a hand grenade, eliminated the enemy machine gun crew. He was again wounded during this action.

"Technician Fifth Grade Campbell's gallantry in action, his coolness under fire and intrepid daring, despite a second wound, enabled the rest of his patrol to withdraw to safety, and exemplify the highest traditions of the military service."

He entered military service from Wisconsin.