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Born in 1920. Citadel Class of 1942. Colonel, U.S.A. During World War II, he served in operations in Guam, Leyte and Ie Shima. Awarded the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross.
"The Army & Marines landed on Okinawa on April 1, 1945 and pretty much all organized resistance ended about June 22, 1945. I would have to say he probably earned the DSC in the push toward the southern half of island. The landing came from the west and divided the island in half. The northern portion was taken first and then the southern half (where the heaviest fighting took place)." (Source: Shawn Creamer, friend of T. S. Bell)
He later served in Korea and Vietnam. Studied at the U. S. Army War College. After retiring from the Army he was an area supervisor with the South Carolina Department of Education. His portraithangs in the Daniel Library. (Source: Citadel Office of Records Management, alumni files)