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Corp Roger Dale Bell

Corp Roger Dale Bell

Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Death 4 Sep 1968 (aged 24)
Kon Tum, Vietnam
Burial Clover, York County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17301623 · View Source
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Cpl Roger Dale Bell, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Gaston County, North Carolina.

Corporal Roger Dale Bell was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, CPL Bell served our country until September 4th, 1968 in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam. He was 25 years old and was not married. It was reported that Roger died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. CPL Bell is on panel 45W, line 035 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 6 years.

Sister: ALL MY LOVE, TO A HERO... MY BROTHER. First, I want to thank everybody for the wonderful things they had to say about my brother. I was only 14 when he was killed and I feel the pain of the loss of my brother everyday. He was a Hero as were all the men and women who lost their life. He was very special and if there is anybody who served with him, I hope that they can e-mail me and let me know. My prayers are with all the families and friends of those who are gone, but they will never be forgotten. May God bless and help us through our life and our memories. Barbara Bell Linkous, 3205, Bentwood Lane, York, SC., 29745.

The men of Bravo Company Third Platoon will always remember you. You always wanted to help your fellow soldiers. I will never forget your dedication and help. I was on Rest & Recuperation when you were killed, I will never forget. I know you are in a better place. Larry Walp, Platoon Leader, Beverly Hills, MI.

Funeral Services were held in Clover, SC on September 18 for PFC Roger Dale Bell, 24, who was killed in action in Vietnam on September 4. Roger, a former employee of Bowling Green, was last seen on perimeter defense when engaged in a firefight with hostile forces. After earlier serving in the National Guard for six years, Roger enlisted in the US Army in October 1967. He received eight weeks basic training at Fort Bragg, NC, and eight weeks advance training at Fort Jackson, SC. As a member of Company B, 4th Infantry Division, Roger left Washington DC, on April 5th, 1968 for duty in Vietnam. Survivors include his parents, Leander and Edna Parham Bell, both of whom are employed at Bowling Green; children, Janet and Roger Bell Jr of Charleston, SC and one sister, Barbara Bell Linkous, SC.

Fellow Soldier: Eugene, Oregon Roger, you have not been forgotten. You spent many evenings listening to songs and guitar music on our bunker. A Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry. May you rest in peace. Dave Jeans.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for Valor, The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Good Conduct Medal(s), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.

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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17301623
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Roger Dale Bell (17 Sep 1943–4 Sep 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17301623, citing Woodside Cemetery, Clover, York County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .