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Old 11-26-2003, 04:51 AM
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The Marine's name was Private Albert Ralph Campbell. The only information I have is a mention in his official Marine record that states: "Recommended for a Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at Death Gulch near Basay, Samar, P.I. Nov 2 to 7, 1901."

At the time he was probably assigned to Co. G, 1st Regiment at Cavite, P.I.

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CAMPBELL, ALBERT RALPH

Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 8 April 1875, Williamsport, Pa. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G. O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.

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In action at Tientsin, China, 21 June 1900. During the advance on Tientsin, Campbell distinguished himself by his conduct.
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No one named Campbell is listed anywhere in any branch of the service as having won the MOH during the Phillipine Insurrectiuon Campaign
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I know that he did NOT receive the MOH for action in the Philippines. I am trying to find out what happened at Death Gulch for him to receive a RECOMMENDATION for an MOH.

It is the same Albert R. Campbell who received the MOH during the Boxer Rebellion.
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Just tryin' to help. I'll let ya have at 'er!
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Bones,

I apologize if I my tone came across as ungrateful. I am very grateful for any assistance that anyone may be able to offer. That was the sole reason for my original post on this topic.

I was only trying to clarify that I was aware that Campbell had not received an MOH but had been recommended for one.

What happened at Death Gulch? What had Campbell done to merit a recommendation for an MOH?

I have his official Marine Corps personal file and there are no details what so ever.

Companies C, D, and H, 1st Regiment and Company F, 2nd Regiment were operating in the Basay area in early November but I can't find any information on what Company G was doing during the period November 2 to 7, 1901 and this is some of the information that I need.
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Just posting to let interested parties know what I have uncovered during the past year.

Thanks to records in the National Archives I was able to learn that the name "Death Gulch" never made it into official records. Campbell did participate in action on the Sohoton River and Sohoton Cliffs in mid-November. He and others were recommended for honors. Two of the officers involved received Medals of Honor about 30 years later. The honors for the others were most probably never acted on because of the controversial nature of the campaign.

I also learned that Pvt. Campbell was buried in an unmarked grave and I have taken action to have the appropriate marker placed on his grave.

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