William J. Bell ’64

William Bell

William J. Bell

William J. Bell
Class of 1964
Advisory Team 3, Thua Thien Province, USMACV

Silver Star for heroism during an enemy attack in the Nam Hoa District Compound of Thua Thien Province of Vietnam. As the attack began, Captain Bell directed defensive fire from an observation tower. From his position he also observed the enemy conducting a ground and rocket attack on the city of Hue. Due to his leadership and quick thinking, the attack was repulsed. He then repositioned himself and personally fired on these enemy sites with a recoilless rifle. After his position came under enemy fire and despite shrapnel wounds from several near misses, Bell moved his position and destroyed the enemy sites.