Verne B. BELL

Profile Updated: February 24, 2015
First Year in Viet Nam with Alpha, 1/7: 1965
Residing In: Weatherford, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Deborah S. Bell, 68-14, passed away 1-7-14.
Homepage: www.ParkerCountyYoungMarines.com
Occupation: Retired Marine GySgt, & High Sch. Science Teacher
Children: Loretta Ann Carney, born August 8th, 1969
with two kids, four grandkids.
Kim Yang Tomlinson, More…Born April 30, 1971
with two kids.
My brother, John Bell, retired as Marine GySgt.
(I put him in the USMC while on recruiting duty)
Military Service: United States Marine Corps  
Comments:

Joined the Marine Corps on June 11th, 1958.
Served in following Units:
Hq Btry, Comm Plt, 3rd Bn, 11th Marines, Cp Pendleton, Ca, 58-59
H&S Co, Comm Plt, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, Cp Pendalton, Ca, 59-60
H&S Co, Comm Plt, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines, Cp Schwab, Oki, 60-61
Hq Btry, Comm Plt, 2nd Bn, 12th Marines, Cp Sukeran, Oki, 61-62
H&S Co, 1st Shore Party Bn, Cp Pendalton, Ca, 63-64
H&S Co, 3rd Shore Party Bn, Oki & VN, 64-65
Hq Btry, Comm Plt, 11th Marines, Cp Pendleton, Ca, 65
Hq Btry, Comm Plt, 3rd Bn, 11th Marines, VN, 65
Gulf Btry, Comm Plt, 3rd Bn, 11th Marines, VN, 65
Alpha Co, Arty FO, 1st Bn, 7th Marines, VN 65-66
Charlie Co, Arty FO, 1st Bn, 7th Marines, VN 66
Gulf Btry, Comm Plt, 3rd Bn, 11th Marines, VN 66-67
H&S Brty, 2nd Field Artillary, Cp Lejeune, NC, 67-68
Recruiting Sub-Station, Fort Worth, Tx, 68-72
H&S Co, 7th Comm Bn, Cp Hanson, Oki, 72
H&S Co, 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, VN 72
H&S Co, 7th Comm Bn, Cp Hanson, Oki, 72-73
H&S Co, MCSC, Albany, Ga, 73-76
H&S Co, 2nd ANGLICO, Cp Pendleton, Ca, 76-78
MASS-2, Comm Plt, Cp Futema, Oki, 78
Recruiting Substation, Weatherford, Tx, 79-80
Retired 1980

Alpha 1/7 V.N. Stories and life experience since:

Joined Alpha/1/7 in Sept. 65 as a member of the Arty FO Team. Volunteered for patrol Oct. as ammo humper for machineguns. Patrol got ambushed (shot at). Grunts came by every day for a spell wanting me to go with them again as good luck charm (they wanted more action).
June, 66 was transferred to C/1/7 after they came back and re-earned the titile: Suicide Charley.
Pulled back to Gulf Btry, 3/11 in late 66 as Comm Chief.
Rotated back to conus in Apr. 67, after 19 month tour.
Retired from Marines Corps 1980.
Went to Weatherford Jr College, Tx, 80-83.
Graduated from Tarleton State College, Stephenville, Tx, 83-85.
Taught High School Science (Physical Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, & Aviation Science) from 85-04.
Spent 9 out of 10 summers at Texas A&M obtaining 16 hours in Post Grad Physics.
Retired in 2004.
Taught Life Skills Course at Mineral Wells, Tx, Correctional Facilities, 2005-2007.
Just work with Young Marines now! 2001-till?
YM Unit Commander, Parker County Young Marines.
YM Bn Commander, 2nd Texas YM Bn. 2003 to 2012.

Please add phone numbers, addresses, E-Mails, or points of contacts in case there is problem or Emergency with contacting Marine/Doc.

Point of Emergency Contact. Daughter, Kim Tomlinson, 817-713-2231

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Doc. Richard Fink (1969)

Regarding the passing of HM2 Robert Holland.  Doc Holland passed away on 08 November, 2018.  His internment will take place on 3 Jan 2019 and Celebration of life on 4 Jan 2019 in the San Diego/Long Beach CA area.  Submitted by Doc. Richard Fink

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Howdy Marine Gary Hunt!
When 3/11 VN reunion was in San Antonio several years ago, we went to the Marine Recon Reserve Unit and visited the wounded Marines who were at BAMC. The point of contact is Sara Kliewer, 14126 Bluff Manor, San Anton, 78216. You might call here and find out up date on our wounded Marines there. And possibly add this as a trip for our fellow Marines at this years Reunion!

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Jun 29, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Howdy Marine Gary Hunt!
I have had one Marine asking about registration Packet/Info.
I have set up another Link to the left side listed as 2017 Reunion Info.
Go to admin function, edit sites, 2017 Reunion Info, Page, then click at top of info, enter, Click up one click and enter newest info!
Thanks Marine for doing an thankless Job!

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Happy Birthday Gunny!

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Posted on: Jul 08, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Hey Marine!!! You are going to stat having at least two birthdays a year so you can catch up with me!

Have a Happy B-Day, Marine Randy!!!

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Jun 19, 2015 at 12:32 AM

Howdy Marine Miller!
Great to see your pictures! Finally got of my dead ass and figured how to add photos!

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Posted on: Feb 09, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Howdy Marine POWELL
When we're you with Alpha Co?
I was attached from Oct. 65 to about June 66 as an Arty FO.

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Posted on: Nov 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Welcome Aboard the Alpha, 1st Bn., 7th Marines, VN Web Site.
Hope you enjoy yourself brousing our/your website!

When were you in Viet Nam?

Verne B. BELL posted a message.
Oct 06, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Howdy Marine Acheson!

When you received that message from Marine Hastings, you should have been able to post right below his profile page.
Some times it has a comment at the very bottom of the E-Mail page saying you can contact sender by clicking on link.
Hope this helps.

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Jul 28, 2014 at 3:46 PM

OK, Marine Perry!
You have now been added as Co-Admin for this site!
Just check in as usual, scroll down left side to inform all of Alpha Co., 1st Bn, 7th Marines, VN Era about coming 2015 Reunion.

Jul 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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Boot Camp, Sept., 1958
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Married, 1968 to Deb. Wife was issued to me by the Marine Corps on Recruiting Duty, 68/72.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Young Marine Ball, 2008. 40 years then and still counting!