Maseo D. Campbell, the son of Maseo and Elizabeth Hicks Campbell, grew up with his brother and four sisters on Navahoe Street. After graduating from Northwestern High School, he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, with posts in Long Ben and later Diel Tang, where he was assigned the task of transporting jet fuel from Phu Vinh to the Mekong Delta, surviving many attacks along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Campbell was discharged with honors August 1, 1969.
Subject: Vietnam War
Sergeant Leroy W. Pitts, the son of Harold and Julia Pitts, was born in 1941 at Freedman’s Hospital in the District of Columbia. He grew up in Lakeland and was educated in Lakeland schools through junior high school. In 1964, he married Virginia Pumphrey. They had a daughter, and he helped raise two step-children. In 1966, Pitts was inducted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam.