Clarence “Butch” Bell ’63

Clarence "Butch" Bell
Clarence Bell
Class of 1963
Advisory Team 27, Binh Dinh Province, USMACV

Bronze Star for heroism in the Binh Dinh Province. After coming under heavy fire from the Viet Cong, then First Lieutenant Bell moved quickly to the front. Despite heavy enemy fire, Bell provided covering fire for the treatment of the wounded and accurately directed artillery fire against the enemy. As the Viet Cong advanced, he conducted a delaying action, which allowed for the withdrawal of the remaining personnel.