A Memorial To Ernest Ramirez Campos
S1c, Plank Owner, USS OAKLAND CL-95
United States Navy World War II
Ernest Jr. - Leonard - Ernest Sr. - Margarita
My father served on the USS Oakland during WWII. His name is misspelled on the
roster. I would appreciate it if you could please correct it. His name was Ernest Ramirez
Campos. He passed away last October 24, 2002 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He would
have been 89 years old in 2 months. He was in such good health prior to his diagnosis 3
months before he died. He always thought about the USS Oakland. He would have loved
this site and the new home of the USS Oakland.
He was very proud of his familly members currently serving in the U S Navy. He had a
niece who has 3 sons in the Navy. Two are Chiefs and her youngest just became an
officer this yr. My dad also had a nephew who has 2 sons who are Petty Officers
stationed in San Diego. My dad was especially proud of his grandson, who became a
Navy SEAL last month. He had tears in his eyes when he saw my son in his blues in Jan
'02 and his whites in Aug '02 (two months before my dad passed away). He would have
loved to have seen his grandson's Navy Trident!
Mrs Margarita (Campos) Lopez
You touch my heart with all the sad news about your father and the wonderful news
about the family. Without your help supplying the information and images I would not
have been able to create this Memorial. You and the family now have a place to visit
when you are seeking closure in the years ahead.
Creating this Memorial is the least that I could do for my old shipmate and his family.
You said that he would have loved to have seen his grandson's Navy Trident! I have
inserted them here so everyone can see them. I know that Ernest has tears in his eyes
and a big smile on face showing his pride for his grandson accomplishments.
Navy Seal Trident Navy Basic Parachutist Wings
Paul D. Henriott, CWO, USA, Retired
Webmaster of the USS Oakland website