Marine Pfc. Tony Howard Hughes


Contributed by John C. Carter


Author writes what he hopes is final chapter on Gloucester County, New Jersey, residents killed in Vietnam

by Bob Shryock/South Jersey Times
South Jersey Times on May 27, 2013


John “Soup” Campbell, the Vietnam veteran who wrote the definitive book about the Gloucester County residents who died in the war no one wanted, has finished his 44th chapter — right on schedule for Memorial Day.


Chapter 44 of “They Were Ours, Gloucester County’s Loss in Vietnam,” is a profile of Marine Pfc. Tony Howard Hughes, 20, who was killed on April 16, 1966, while on a volunteer mission at Quang Nam Province South Vietnam.

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Further about Tony -- -- contains a biography and multiple links pertaining to Tony, including several articles and one television report about a local Girl Scout troop’s efforts to refurbish the Russell G. Garrison Memorial Park (for Vietnam veterans) in Woodstown, NJ, which has a monument with Tony’s name added to it.

Tony was the son of Robert Ralston Hughes and Doris Prudence Pierce. Robert was the son of Percy V. Hughes, Sr. and Adella Pierce. Doris was the daughter of Charles H. Pearce, Sr. and Anna Janet Carney. He also has Concealler, Coombs, Cork, Cott, Cuff, Dean, Durham, Gould, Miller and Murray ancestry.








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