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Capt. Raymond Potter Campbell (1892-1953)

This month, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of Raymond Potter Campbell, born 12 March 1892 in Hayward, Alameda County, California, the son of George Balfour Campbell (1863-1907) and Adeline Cora Potter (1860-1933). He served in the United States Army in both World War I and World War II. He graduated from West Point Military Academy on 12 June 1916, shortly before he married Miss Katherine Browning on 29 June 1916. He enlisted in the United States Army, World War II, July 6, 1942 and was discharged on January 19, 1946. He was a Quartermaster officer and a recipient of the Legion of Merit. Colonel Campbell died on 28 August 1953, and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)

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Crowdsourcing Challenge

This month we use this Challenge to memorialize an American music legend's life and celebrate the acclaim for which she earned during her lifetime. Her death reminds us of another soul singer, a peer of hers during the 1960s and 70s, who together have been honored by being referred to as THE KING OF SOUL (Otis Redding Jr.) and THE QUEEN OF SOUL (Aretha Franklin). They were born within a year of each other. Their powerful voices continue to be the standard by which all other soul singers are measured.

You can read more about this month's WeRelate Crowdsourcing Challenge and help in bringing details of the lives of these two well known musicians and their families to life. Have fun.