Camella Steedley

Since its inception, each month LHCP has honored a military service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Every box which is shipped from LHCP is labeled with information about the Honoree. The monthly Honoree’s story is attached to the box so others can read about those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This month’s Honoree is Marine Sgt. Camella M. Steedley.


Birth: Jul. 19, 1981
Death: Oct. 3, 2012

Camella M. Steedley
Camella M. Steedley with one of her children

Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31, of San Diego, Calif., died Oct. 3, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. She was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Steedley lived in San Clemente with her husband of eight years and fellow Marine, James, and their four children. She also is survived by her mother, Ardraine and father, Marcus.


Camella Marchett Alsbrooks Steedley comes from San Diego, California, where her father and mother still live. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in December of 2001.

James & Camella Steedley, and their four children
James & Camella Steedley, and their four children

Camella had lived in San Clemente with her husband of eight years, fellow Marine James Steedley, and their four children. The couple and children had also been previously stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.
Sgt. Steedley was an air operations clerk in a logistics unit and serving her first Afghanistan combat deployment.

Her friends and fellow Marines describe Camella Marchett as a great friend and loving soul with a beautiful smile and good conversation whenever needed.

Among those Sgt. Steedley leaves behind are her husband and four young children, and her mother and father, and her fellow Marines.

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