Larry Paul Campos
Specialist Four
Army of the United States
Roswell, New Mexico
January 28, 1947 to December 03, 1966
LARRY P CAMPOS is on the Wall at Panel 13E, Line 8

Larry P Campos
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Larry P Campos


15 Mar 2004

Larry was from Roswell, New Mexico, however he spent a great deal of time in Odessa, Texas, as his dad and step-mother lived here. He is remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial and is also listed as an Ector County Resident and his name is on the Ector County Vietnam Memorial. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.

11 Oct 2005

Larry is buried in Roswell, New Mexico. I have been in touch with the family and they are great people. Larry was awarded a posthumous Army Commendation Medal for his service in Vietnam.

He is remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

This was taken at Fort Leonard Wood in 1965. Left to right,
Gilbert Herrera, Larry P. Campos, and Modesto Gutierrez.


A Note from The Virtual Wall

SP4 Larry Campos was a combat engineer assigned to Bravo 4th Engineers and serving with B Company, 1st Bn, 12th Infantry as a member of their attached combat engineer team.

The casualty database and other available information indicates that 1/12 Infantry lost three men on 02 Dec 1966, two from A Company and one from B Company, while operating in the Central Highlands near the Cambodian border. S. L. A. Marshall's book West to Cambodia proves SP4 Campos was with Bravo 1/12 that day ... it contains the following on page 196:

"The second man, Spec. 4 Larry Compos, took two bullets to the chest, dying the following morning. The third man Pfc. Monnett Gilbey [sic] was shot through the heart."
The four men who died on 02/03 December were
  • 1LT Mark N. Enari, Pasadena, CA, A/1/12 Inf (KIA) (Silver Star)
  • SP4 Larry P. Campos, Roswell, NM, B/4th Eng (DoW 03 Dec)
  • PFC Tommy Jones, Bakersfield, CA, A/1/12 Inf (KIA) (Silver Star)
  • PFC Mehmet A. Gill-Bey, New York, NY, B/1/12 Inf (KIA)

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