William Bell

Date of Birth: 10/11/1947
Neighborhood: Fairmount
High School: Benjamin Franklin High School
Street: N. 20th Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 09/16/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 2
Panel Row: 17

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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 Vietnam, serving as an ammunition carrier, assistant gunner and machinegun team leader with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and 3rd Marine Division. The corporal died on Sept. 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.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial