In Memory

George Bell

From the Viet Nam War Memorial: GEORGE BENJAMIN BELL PFC - E3 - Army - Regular 1st Infantry Division Length of service 1 year His tour began on Dec 28, 1965 Casualty was on Nov 23, 1966 In , SOUTH VIETNAM Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY ILLNESS, DISEASE Body was recovered

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05/15/12 10:28 AM #1    

Jim Wyly

Hey Georgie - We will never forget your service to our country. You have made the ultimate sacrifice!

I can still remember all the laughs we had in our ninth grade Latin Class at Jefferson.  We sat together in the back of the room and drove our teacher nuts!!   May you rest in peace my friend. Your bud. JW

05/15/12 09:02 PM #2    

Blaine Tyler (L. )


You were the first of our class to go.  I remember when we first met in elementary school and I was terrified of you.  You used to chase me relentlessly; it made me faster.  I also remember we became friends at Jeff and you had more freckles than any kid I ever knew.  I heard about you and Nam and always knew I'd make it there too.  It was still going on when I showed up.  God Bless you, pal.  Blaine

08/27/15 08:11 AM #3    

Elaine Polanco (Brandner)

George, my memories of you go back to Zia and talking about those awful frogs in formaldehyde.  I remember looking for your name at the Vietnam Memorial because I heard you had lost your life there.  It was a very sad moment standing there and realizing how young you were when you lost your life. Thank you for your service.

08/28/15 10:16 AM #4    

Larry Marcus

the good die i read these memorials i remember that the notion we would still be sending our best to fight for money and power after what we went through continues to break my heart. hhs sent heroes to....war. i pray that our new heroes stay home and live long and loving lives.

09/07/15 09:17 AM #5    

Kay Anderson (Maize)

I have such nice memories of my friendship with George.  In the days of alphabetical seating, Bell and Anderson often sat next to each other, so we had lots of years to visit from Zia, through Jefferson, to Highland!  George joined the military to help support his family and also to help pay for his education.  He was such an intelligent person, a good student, and a nice friend.  I'm sure that he would have been successful at whatever he chose to achieve.  In memory and honor to him, I visited his name on the Wall in DC and at the Memorial Book at Angel Fire.  I wish he was joining us at our gathering, but he'll defiitely be with us in the thoughts of his friends.

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