WILLIAM BELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM BELL

WALL NAME

WILLIAM BELL

PANEL / LINE

26E/77

DATE OF BIRTH

10/11/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM BELL
POSTED ON 9.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL William Bell, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.21.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 2.12.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Beverly Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 6.12.2003
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

One of Philadelphia , PA's 630 fallen sons.

Photo and article were taken from the Philadelphia Daily News of October 26, 1987. The special supplement entitled, 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' was published in conjuction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.

Bell left Benjamin Franklin High School in November 1965, a month after his 17th birthday, to enlist in the Marine Corps. By July 1966, he was in Viet Nam, serving as an ammunition carrier, assistant gunner and machine gun team leader with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. The corporal died on September 16, 1967, in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital of wounds sustained in Quang Tri Province. He was 19 years old. Bell was survived by his parents, a brother and six sisters.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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