Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Stories Behind The Stars - The Fallen of World War II - Wayland D. Campbell

 Wayland D. Campbell - U.S.S. Indianapolis


Wayland Campbell was born on the 28th Of October, 1921 in Rosedale, OK in Okfuskee county.

His father was Alph Campbell, farmer, his mother was Rabie a homemaker. Wayland had one sister, Velva and one brother, Billy. Wayland was a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) as was his sister, Velva. Wayland won several awards for his prized hogs and farming ability.

He worked for the NYA Boys Resident Project in Okmulgee, OK

Wayland enlisted in the Navy on the 3rd of September 1942 in Oklahoma City, OK By the 8th of November 1942 he was aboard the USS Henderson sailing out of San Francisco to Pearl Harbor...more

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