A MEMORIAL TO
THOMAS HUNTER BELL JR



THOMAS HUNTER BELL JR
1922 ~ 1998












FROM HIS LOVING WIFE
EVA BOWLES BELL

On Friday, April 17 at 6:25am, Thomas Hunter Bell, Jr., 76, set sail for his last voyage. He was a sailor, a salesman, a gambler and the best steak griller in the world. He was a Scottish Rite Mason for over 50 years, and a member of the Oasis Temple in Charlotte, N.C. He was an original crewmember of the USS OAKLAND CL95, a "Plankowner". He was a constant contributor to Boy's Town and a staunch Republican. But, most of all, he was a husband to Eva Bowles Bell of Greensboro, a father to Bonnie Bell of Brunswick,Ga. and Barry Bell of Greensboro, and brother to Hampton Rob Bell of St. Petersburg, Fla. There will be a private ceremony. The family requests that any tribute to Tom be in the form of a contribution in his name to Hospice at Greensboro, Inc. Sail on Sailor, we love you!



50th Anniversary Jack London Square



THE CHILDREN
BONNIE BELL

BARRY BELL


WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY



FROM THE OFFICERS AND CREW
OF THE USS OAKLAND CL/CLAA-95




SO PROUDLY WE SERVED

Requiescat in pace!--------- May he rest in peace!




USS OAKLAND (CL95)
Service Medals and
Service Ribbons in lieu of medals












Combat Action
Ribbon
China Service
Medal
America Campaign
Service Medal
Asiatic Pacific
Campaign Medal


World War II
Victory Medal
Navy Occupation
Asia Medal
World War II
Victory Medal











Presidential Unit
Citation Philippines



USS OAKLAND CL-95
participated in following operations

Gilbert Islands
MarshallIslands
Bismarck Archipelago
Asiatic-Pacific Raids 1944
Western New Guinea

Marianas
Western Caroline Islands
Leyte
Okinawa Gunto
Third Fleet operations against Japan









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Last updated 16 December 2012