Updated Jan. 25 at 1:20 p.m.
Sgt. Oliver Campbell, the San Marino resident who was injured last Sunday during a firefight in Afghanistan, has been transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
The community is encouraged to write Sgt. Campbell at;
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bldg. 62, Room 2050
Attn: Sgt. Oliver Campbell
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD. 20889
Updated Jan. 24 6 p.m.
Sgt. Oliver Campbell, the San Marino resident who was injured last Sunday during a firefight in Afghanistan, is walking and has even ventured outside Landstuhl Army Hospital in Germany, according to his mother Carol Campbell.
Sgt. Campbell underwent emergency surgery in Afghanistan for wounds to his chest, diaphragm and eyes before his transfer to Germany. Carol Campbell was flown to Germany to be with her son through the generosity of a San Marino family. Carol and Sgt. Campbell were supposed to fly to the United States on Friday, but were delayed due to a winter storm on the East Coast. They were expected to arrive today, and Sgt. Campbell will be admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC where he will receive additional treatment and evaluation. It is believed he will eventually relocate to Ft. Lewis, Washington, for more treatment.
San Marino Man In Stable Condition After Taliban Attack
United States Army Sgt. Oliver Campbell Scheduled to Return to the United States On Friday
Originally posted Jan 21 6:49 p.m.
United States Army Sgt. Oliver Campbell, a 2011 graduate of San Marino High School, is in stable condition at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany after he was injured last Sunday during a firefight in Afghanistan, according to his mother Carol Campbell.
Sgt. Campbell underwent surgery in Afghanistan immediately after he was shot five times by Taliban forces. He suffered a massive chest wound, injuries to his diaphragm and took shrapnel near his eyes. Sgt. Campbell was later awarded the Purple Heart, which was presented to him along with one of the bullets that was removed from his body. Carol Campbell told The Tribune her son has already begun a physical therapy program and is scheduled to return to the United States on Friday, January 22.
Sgt. Campbell will be admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC for further evaluation. Mrs. Campbell also said her son might eventually wind up at Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Through the generosity of a San Marino family, Carol Campbell was flown to Germany to be with her son. Family members and friends posted messages of support for Sgt. Campbell on social media.
Sgt. Campbell was a middle linebacker on the Titan varsity football teams of 2008, 2009 and 2010. Though comprehensive records are not available, many believe him to be the leading tackler in the history of the program. He enlisted in the United States Army shortly after graduation and was immediately targeted to join the Rangers.
The other soldier injured in the attack, Sgt. Ryan Hastings, suffered severe damage to one of his arms. For ongoing updates on Sgt. Campbell’s condition, please check sanmarinotribune.com