08.10.20 | Al Shoemaker
On August 5, 2020 TPA member Donald “Spec” Campen celebrated his 100th birthday! Spec received his nickname due to the freckles he had when he was a kid. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served as a B-17 bombardier in World War II. He is a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates and served the state of Virginia in a wide variety of other roles including Sergeant at Arms. You may see Spec on the silver screen as he also did a little acting. He and his wife Vivian were married for 76 years before her passing in 2018. They have three daughters, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spec became a member of the Virginia Division on September 11, 1968. He is a former member of the board of directors and has attended countless national conventions. Spec is currently living in his home in Richmond, Virginia. When asked what he thought about celebrating his 100th birthday, he simply said, “I’ve had a very good life.”
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Pictured is Donald “Spec” Campen at the 2015 annual convention is Hampton, Virginia.