A funeral service for Navy World War II hero Capt. David
McCampbell will be held tomorrow at Arlington National Cemetery,
Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer at 1 p.m. EDT.
McCampbell, affectionately known as the Ace of Aces, was
awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 for intercepting a formation
of 60 Japanese aircraft in 1944. With just one other aircraft to
assist him, he shot down nine aircraft and forced the remaining
aircraft to turn back.
McCampbell was one of only two Navy pilots to be awarded the
Medal of Honor for air to air combat. He died June 30 at the age
For more information, contact Lt. Karl Johnson at (202) 433-