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ARLINGTON, VA. – “You speak of Mother’s and my love for one another. That is something that has really grown over the years, and is the most important thing in the world to me. To have and return someone else’s complete love is the most wonderful thing anyone can ever hope to experience.”
Col. Bill Campbell ’52 wrote those words about his wife, Claretta “Boo” Campbell, in a letter to his daughter Cathy in October 1968, a few months before he was shot down in the Vietnam War.
Cathy read her father’s words Thursday morning at his funeral service in the Old Post Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery.
Then, Bill Campbell was laid to rest. Later today, his wife’s urn will be brought to join him. A single stone will bear both their names.
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