Major Charles MacCampbell served in the United States Army during the Second World War. He hailed from the state of Iowa, U.S.A.
Major MacCampbell arrived in Northern Ireland on 26th January 1942 as part of the first contingent of American troops.
Speaking to a reporter in Belfast, he claimed his ancestors were of the Campbell Clan in Scotland. Many centuries ago, during fighting on the Ulster coast, a young Irish woman named Mary Shannon nursed a wounded Campbell back to health. They fell in love, added the prefix Mac to the surname, and settled down to live in Ulster.
Charles had also served as a Sergeant in The Great War of 1914-1918, seeing action in France.