M. Camp, was the most honest, kind, loyal and generous man I was ever
lucky enough to know. He was my best friend and always will be. He
was born in Stillwater, Minnesota on January 25, 1926. His
hometown was in Hudson, Wisconsin. He was very Patriotic and served his
Country bravely, proudly and honorably, first in the Marines, then the
Navy and finally the Air Force. He fought in World War II, Korea and
Vietnam. He was the most sincere and decent person one could ever hope
to know in their lifetime. He had such an impact on everyone he knew and
was a man who truly cared! He was so thoughtful and considerate right up
until the end of his life.
M. Camp passed away on December 18th, 1998 from Lung Cancer. That was
the day my whole World collapsed. I bought him a Plaque that played the
song, "You Light Up My Life", the night before he died and
played it for him even though he was unconscious. I know in my
heart that he heard it and this was the last song he heard before he
passed on. He truly was and always will be the "Light of my
his wonderful smile, his laugh, his great Irish sense of humor and his
beautiful brown eyes that twinkled and lit up when he was being mischievous.
His integrity was amazing. There will never be another like him because
he was truly "one of a kind."
survived by his Wife, Teresa; Son, William Paul Camp; Daughter, Laura L.
Hayes and Grandson, Vincent Hayes. He will be dearly missed by all who
really had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. I feel extremely
honored and proud to be his Daughter.
Bless you Dad, you're the "Sunshine of my Life" and I can't
wait until we meet again.
Laura L. Hayes
The following is a poem I wrote for my
greatest man I ever knew used to wear Air Force Blue.
His favorite colors were Red, White and Blue,
He was loyal, honest and always true!
His life was filled with honor and glory.
That would be his life story.
Who is that man, you might ask, and why am I so sad?
The answer is, you see, that man, he was my Dad.
Laura L. Hayes
(Proud Daughter of Thomas M. Camp)
A very big Thank You to Joyce for
honoring my Dad!