“The secretive world of military ‘special operations’ is filled with men and women whose dedication, self-sacrifice, and heroism on behalf of their country is seldom acknowledged in public. The thing about the Air Commandos is that you don’t need them very often. But when you do, you tend to need them very badly.”
They were lost just east of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB on 21-22 Feb 1967 after trailing home a burning A-26 and giving that crew the warning that saved their lives. The aircraft engine was on fire, forcing the two crewmen to exit the aircraft which exploded, killing Campbell and Scholl.