TSgt Anthony Campbell, Jr., was born in Florence, Kentucky and joined the Air Force in 1992 as a Fuels technician and completed his active duty commitment in September 1996. He joined the Ohio Air National Guard in 2004 and graduated from NAVSCOLEOD in 2005. On June 22, 2008, he joined the Cincinnati Police Department and on July 6, 2009, he served in the Air Force Reserves as a technical sergeant and EOD team leader with the 932nd Civil Engineer Unit. He was deployed as EOD Team Leader with the 755th Bravo EOD Flight at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one device, Air Force Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with three devices, National Defense Service Medal with one device, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one device, Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, Air Force Longevity Service with two devices, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one “M” device and with one hourglass, Air Force Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, and the Senior EOD Badge.
TSgt Campbell is survived by his wife Emily, sons Ryker and Devin, and daughter Jordan; his father Anthony C. Campbell, Sr., his mother and stepfather Frances and David Gonzales; a brother, Nathan Gonzales and a sister, Mattia Craig.