Reservist

ISS1 2019

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TAPS Petty Ofcer 1st Class Andrew Garland Campo, USCGR, 32, of Henrico, Va., passed away Oct. 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his parents, John and MaryAnne; his sister, Fallon; his brother and sister-in-law, Trey and Danna; and many nieces, extended family and friends. Petty Officer Campo was born Sept. 1, 1986, and joined the Coast Guard in 2007. He was known as a man who loved serving his country, as well as his community. He joined the Henrico Country Police Department in 2009, and he was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He volunteered to serve as a member of the Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment (RAID), a unique Coast Guard job that took him to Afghanistan. Other assignments included Coast Guard Station Little Creek, Sector Hampton Roads, and most recently Port Security Unit 305. He is remembered as a patient, smart, positive leader, full of energy and humor. He put the needs of his subordinates above his own and provided them with the skills and knowledge to be successful. Andrew's life of service was honored at a ceremony held Oct. 14 at the police memorial in front of the Henrico County Offices, which was attended by both his law enforcement family as well as his Coast Guard shipmates. He will be missed and remembered. Cmdr. Richard Gamble, USCGR, 86, passed away peacefully Aug. 17, 2018 in Alexandria, Va.. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Mary Ann (Varoutsos) Gamble, and his son, Philip C. Gamble (Joji). The son of Charles Collin Gamble and Hazel (Hammond) Gamble, he was born on Oct. 29, 1931 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Bridgewater State University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served as a court reporter in the Judge Advocate's office in Taegu, South Korea. Following his graduation from the University of Massachusetts, he taught social studies in Fairhaven and New Bedford, Mass., while also pursuing a career in the military. Cmdr. Gamble joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1960. A training officer who specialized in marine safety, port security and information technology, he was particularly proud of the achievements of his trainees. He was highly commended for developing and conducting a number of successful pilot programs in New England. Cmdr. Gamble was called to active duty as a special projects officer at Coast Guard Headquarters from 1981 to 1985 and continued to work there in a civilian capacity as a computer systems planner until his retirement in 2008. The commander will be remembered by his colleagues as the consummate team player, whose dedication, initiative, and technical expertise led to lasting contributions to the Coast Guard. Petty Ofcer 2nd Class Peter Schuffels USCGR, 78, passed away in Virginia Beach, Va., Oct. 23, 2018. He is survived by his wife Zenaida of Knott's Island, N.C. Originally from Lancaster, Mass., Schuffels served for four years in the Army in the 1960s and enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve in 1978. He was assigned to Marine Safety Detachment Cove Point, Md., where he monitored the offloading of liquefied natural gas at the Cove Point Maryland terminal. He also performed duty at Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Md., where he assisted in the Coast Guard response to the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga. A merchant mariner by trade, Schuffels was a Coast Guard- licensed chief engineer and, for many years, sailed aboard vessels of the Military Sealift Command. Schuffels even turned down a commission in the Navy Reserve to continue his work as a Coast Guard machinery technician. An avid motorcycle rider and enthusiast, Schuffels was also was a docent and World War II reenactor at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va. He collected and restored military firearms and equipment, particularly items from World War II. He was many things to many people, and he will be dearly missed. Capt. Jay H. Bramson, USCGR, 96, died Oct. 13, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Adelyn, two sisters, six children and six grandchildren. A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he served tours in a North Pacific weather patrol cutter, on a tender in the Arctic and Chukchi Seas, as an ice observer and science officer in the International Ice Patrol, on an east coast tender, chief rescue coordination officer of the Ninth District, and Coast Guard liaison to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee. He continued to serve in port security roles when he transferred to the Reserve, and he retired from the Coast Guard with 40 years of service in 1981. Capt. Bramson loved spending time with his family, excelled at tennis, enjoyed golf.He was a lifetime member of the Reserve Officers Association, and he volunteered to serve in its leadership at many levels.He will be missed by all who knew him as a gentleman of the finest sense. � � � Issue 1 • 2019 � RESERVIST 63

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