Brief History from Birth Until Now

Herman Campbell 1939-2019

I was born on October 10, 1939 in Hamilton Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas to the parents of George and Zeluma Campbell.  At the age of 6, my family moved to Hazen, Arkansas for a year while I attended the first grade and my Dad worked at the Stuttgart Army Airfield. We then moved to the outskirts of a little town called Keo, Arkansas, where I attended the second grade at the Old Keo School.  About this time I came down with Polio and was paralyzed from the neck down and spent about six months in the Children's Hospital in Little Rock undergoing therapy where I had to learn to walk again. With God's help, I made it through rough times and am able to get around fairly good today for my age.

At the age of about 10, we moved to the city of Little Rock, Arkansas and went to Oakhurst & Rightsell Elementary Schools, East Side Junior High then to  Little Rock Central High which had a radio club (W5RFS) where I received my Novice ticket (KN5GRK) in 1956 and after, I graduated in 1958, I attended Draughon Business School for Radio and TV. After I finished the radio & TV course and obtaining my First Class Radiotelephone License (now called General Class), I then went out on my own at the age of  20 to Lafayette, Louisiana to work in television broadcasting at KLFY-TV where I worked as a audio operator, studio engineer and transmitter engineer with my General Radiotelephone License for nine years and then Assistant Chief Engineer at KLNI-TV for three and one half years until they went bankrupt.

I married in 1974 and at that time I went to work for a mud logging company called "The Analysts" in the oil field business as a electronic technician checking out gas analyzers, gas detectors, repair/ calibration of all mud logging equipment and eventually ended up as Electronic R&M Supervisor. 

In 1982, my work caused some health problems and I ended up in ICU for 6 weeks on a respirator which put me up for retirement from work. A few years later my wife and I divorced, she remarried and since then she has become deceased. 

I keep pretty busy by staying active in the organizations that I have listed on my Home Page and don't find boredom a problem. I always have things around the house to do to keep busy. Being a single person does have some advantages but at times I do get lonesome to talk to someone. I do have a lot of friends that I can depend on for help and a couple of trusted ones that I can "unload" on.

On September 11, 2019 I took a fall and broke my roght foot and fractured my left shoulder blade. I ended up spending almost three months in the hospital. One of my closest friend and confident is Ramona Jobe in which I married on December 7, 2019 after a very long friendship.


"Keep things as simple as you can, you have less trouble that way"!

Last update - July 15, 2020