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Reginald Orlander Bell
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1921
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 2009
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Reginald Orlander Bell

SHREVEPORT, LA - Reginald Orlander Bell passed away on August 30, 2009 at the age of 88. His wife, Marguerite Bell of Shreveport, preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Margaret McKenzie of Shreveport, LA, daughters, Carole (Hal) Kaiser of CO, Donna Bell Daller of TN, Landa Bell (Bill) Carson of CA, and Diane Bell of TN. Reggie was grandfather to 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Reggie was born in Shreveport, LA on August 25, 1921. Before joining the Army at age 20, he married his Fair Park High School sweetheart, Marguerite Godwin. He served during World War II in the Philippines from 1942 to 1946. Bell received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during battle and the Bronze Star for bravery in combat. He also received 11 additional medals for his service. Reginald was the last living charter member of the West Shreveport Lions Club. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for the Maida Mickle class for a number of years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 3, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home at 1815 Marshall Street. A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday morning, September 4, 2009, at First United Methodist Church Sanctuary at the Head of Texas Street. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Marshall St. Chapel 222-0348


Published in the Shreveport Times on 9/3/2009
 
 
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Reginald Orlander Bell
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The Bronze Star Medal of the Armed Forces of the U.S.A. is awarded to those who have demonstrated bravery, acts of merit, and meritorious service. When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces. We the people, t...(Read more)
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The Purple Heart Medal of the U.S. Armed Forces is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. Military. All gave some, some gave all! We the people, thank you for your service, valor, and sacri...(Read more)
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The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during the Second World War and is awarded to any member of the United States m...(Read more)
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