Courtesy of Clara Bell
Lieutenant Colonel Robert T. Bell, United States Marine Corps. Entered Navy Flight Program, June 1942. Transferred to Marine Corps 1943. Served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Retired September 1, 1966.
Awarded Bronze Star w/Combat “V” 1953 (Korea). Other medals include:
Bronze Star w/Combat “V” (1953-Korea)
Air Medal w/2 Gold Stars
U.S. Marine Corps Expeditions Medal
China Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
National Defense Medal
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Died August 31, 1997 and buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 64, on September 10, 1997.
BELL, ROBERT THOMAS
- LT COL US MARINE CORPS
- WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/25/1922
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/31/1997
- BURIED AT: SECTION 64 SITE 7215
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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