WWII veteran Harry Bell laid to rest at Biloxi National Cemetery

This morning at Jones Park, family and friends held a small gathering to remember the life and legacy of World War II Veteran Harry Bell.

The Gulfport resident died last Saturday at the age of 95.

Bell was a corporal in the 106th Infantry Division who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by the Germans and sent to a Prisoner of War camp until the end of the war.

After the war was over, Bell went to Auburn University and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and began working for the Mississippi Power Company.

His son, Ross Bell, tells News 25 he leaves behind a life and legacy that many will never forget. “His legacy is in the way he led his life. He was a man of high character, morals, ethics, and his faith was very, very strong. I know that because he led when he was in the Prisoner of War camp, he led his unit every Sunday in devotion.”

Bell was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport for over 60 years where he served as chairman of the administrative board. The WWII veteran was laid to rest at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

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