Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell

33, of Tuskegee, Alabama.
Bell was killed in action at the Al Bayra Police Station in Baghdad, Iraq when his unit came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated at his location. He was assigned to the 214th Military Police Company, Alabama National Guard. Died on October 27, 2003.

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"I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet you. I've heard great things about you! Thank you for all that you have done serving our country and being a loving person!"
Yvante' Gordon-Smith of Tuskegee,AL

"I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet you. I've heard great things about you! Thank you for all that you have done serving our country and being a loving person!"
Yvante' Gordon-Smith of Tuskegee,AL

"Happy Memorial Day Pops! I love you and miss you!"
LaDarius Ezell of Auburn,Alabama

"Sgt Bell, I've been thinking about you today on 5/26/2014, Memorial Day. I'm sorry this tragedy has happened to your family and I can only hope that after 11 years they are accepting life and moving on. God bless them and keep them safe and secure in your absence. Many people think of you often and the sacrifice you made and the sacrifice your family has made."
Jon of Columbus, oh

"RIP Sgt Bell, your sacrifice to this nation will never be forgotten."
Ted Spain of Aiken, SC

"I was honored to wear Sgt. Bell's name today in the Soldier Marathon at Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA as part of their fallen heroes memorial. A friend from our church who was in his unit gave me his name and the information. I appreciated the privilege to honor him and his sacrifice for our country."
Beverly Smith of Auburn, AL/USA

"Eight years and I still think about you every day. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten as long as I live."
Sgt H of Columbus, Ohio

"Its been 8 years today and it sometimes I think it was yesterday! Miss you my Brother in Arms you will never be forgoten"
Sgt. White of Anniston

"Well, what can I say that has not been said? Big Bell was a gentle bear, loving, kind, and caring.I frist meet Aubrey when he joined the Tuskegee National Guard, we searved in Desert Storm together, he was so much fun to be around and it's true he was always willing to do whatever was asked of him; I was told that even on his last day Bell was filling in for someone else...smiling.. that was typical of Big Bell. To the family: I'm sorry that I just ran across this site,because many times I've thought of you and wanted to reach out and offer my condolences; thank you all so very much for lending Aubrey to us,I think of him often and to his children if you are half the wonderful person that your father was you will truly honor him and I'm sure that he is watching over you. Aubrey(Bell), you are truly missed and never will you be forgotten."
SSG. V.Davis of Ft. Campbell, Ky/ Prattville, Al

"Cousin...."
CPT Ballard, Ray D. of Fort Worth, Texas

"Cousion: From one warrion to a fallen hero...love you and rest in peace...Airborne for life."
CPT Ballard, Ray D. of Fort Worth, Texas

"POPS its been 7u years since u left us and i still cant believe ur gone i wish i could bring you back for one da to apologize all the stupid things i did and said and to show you how much you made a differance in my life daddy i love you and miss you always and forever i will honor u everyday i wake up and serve my country i promise you imma complete wat you started and make something better of my self SGT. AUBREY DALE BELL U MAY BE GONE BUT NEVER WILL U BE FORGOTTEN"
Dzundria ezell of tuskegee alabama

"POPS its been 7u years since u left us and i still cant believe ur gone i wish i could bring you back for one da to apologize all the stupid things i did and said and to show you how much you made a differance in my life daddy i love you and miss you always and forever i will honor u everyday i wake up and serve my country i promise you imma complete wat you started and make something better of my self SGT. AUBREY DALE BELL U MAY BE GONE BUT NEVER WILL U BE FORGOTTEN"
Dzundria ezell of tuskegee alabama

"To the Bell family and loved ones. We are truly grateful to have had a great hero as Sgt. Bell protecting us. Thank you for this wonderful spirit.

A fellow veteran,

Wilhelminia Collins Roberts"
Wilhelminia Roberts of Tuskegee, Alabama USA

"SGT. BELL IT HAS BEEN ALMOST SEVEN YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT US (214TH MP CO). I POSTED A MESSAGE ON THIS SITE ONLY ONCE YET I WAS COMPELLED TO WRITE TODAY, I AM IN MOSUL CURRENTLY I WAS WITH YOU WHEN YOU DEPARTED AND WENT TO YOUR HEAVENLY HOME. I HAVEN'T STOPED THINKING ABOUT SINCE WE ARRIVED. eVEN DURING TRAINING AT FT. DIX, NJ YOU WERE THERE WITH ME. I BELIVE YOU ARE HERE TO KEEP ME SAFE AND KEEP ME STRONG DURING THE TIMES I FEEL FEAR. BELL THANK YOU FOR YOUR SELFLESS SACRIFICE. MAY THE LORD KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND CONTINUE TO KEEP YOUR MEMORY STRONG. GOOD NIGHT "BIG BELL"."
SSG. WANDA JOHNSON of CURRENTLY MOSUL, IRAQ

"Many years have passed, and you are not forgotten, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you at your new appointed place of duty, watching over us all, and with your family who keeps your memory alive here and in other realms. It was an honor knowing you as part of our extended military family, the 214th. Respectfully, Kathrine Nichols, SGT, (Retired)"
K. Nichols of San Diego, CA

"Well, there is nothing I can really say that no one else have Big Man. You made a promise to my grandmother, mother, and uncle that you will take care of me and look out for me and you did just that. I still remember wrestling with you that very day before you passed away and you were really beating me up..lol I tried to handle you. The main reason I went on Active Duty has the majority reason to do with I felt like you put your life on the line and so I was going to do the same over and over again until I see the end of this war which took a very good friend from me. Bell I want you to know everyday I think about you and what you did for me. I really do, I will probably visit this page alot more since I found it and leave you a message so you can know that you are truly missed. Stay A Warrior"
SSG Tate, Roderiquis of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Instructor

"Aubrey Dale Bell
I really miss you !!!!!"
Julise Bell of Shorter Alabama

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

""Cousin Dale,
It's been 6 years and I still miss and love you. We are all looking after and taking care of Auntie. Still it is sometimes difficulty to believe you are gone on. and It is more difficult to know that Calvin "Big Tick Bell" and Uncle "Moon" are with you too. The pain will never go away, time will never heal the broken lonely hearts still beating behind. I will always miss and love you all. You will forever be a Saint in my heart and mind. love your little cousin Zandra"
Zandra Bennett Walker of Tuskegee, AL

"I can't believe it was 5 years ago today. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you."
H of Columbus, Ohio

"I miss you so much and i glad that i had a chance to know you .I will love you always."
oralee of baltimore md

"i miss you so much and i glad that i had a chance to know you .I will love you always."
oralee of baltimore md

"i miss you so much and i glad that i had a chance to know you .I will love you always."
oralee of baltimore md

"He was the starting center on my senior year. I was the starting Tackle. I will never forgot you!!!"
Big Mo #64 SMHS of Atlanta, GA

"Aubrey,
I would just like to say thank you for your servicea and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Desert Storm as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"You will never be forgotten, and always in our hearts and on our minds. We celebrate this date for you. Happy Memorial Day Sgt. Bell"
Jeremy Holloway of Roanoke, AL

"To the family of:Audrey D. Bell I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"April 22, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell:
Aubrey gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I DIDN'T KNOW OF THIS PAGE, I AM GRATEFUL THAT I WAS ABLE TO FIND IT. IT HAS BEEN ALMOST FIVE YEARS SINCE WE LOST YOU. THE PAIN DOESN'T SEEM ANY LESS AND THE MEMORIES WILL NEVER CEASE. I REMEMBER SO MANY TIMES PLAYING COPS AND ROBBERS WITH YOU "BIG COUS" I ALWAYS WONDERED WHY YOU WERE ALWAYS THE COP AND I HAD TO ALWAYS BE THE ROBBER? NOW I KNOW YOU WERE FULFILLING DIVINE DESTINY. YOU WERE ALWAYS A GENTLE SPIRIT WITH A KIND AND GIVING HEART, NEVER LOOKING FOR NOTORITY. YOU ONLY WANTED TO HELP OTHERS. I MUST SAY YOU TAKE AFTER AUNTIE WITH THAT SPIRIT OF GIVING AND KINDNESS. I MUST SAY YOU'RE JUST LIKE AUNT TOT. WELL "BIG COUS" YOU WERE A MAN OF FEW WORDS, BUT OF MANY GOOD DEEDS. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU DALE. I WILL ALWAYS LOOK HEAVEN'S WAY, FOR I KNOW YOU ARE UP THERE WITH MADEA AND MRS. DENNEY, AUNT ROXIE ,AUNT NAN. UNCLE MAJOR, UNCLE DAVID LEE, AND ALL THE OTHER GOOD ANGELS CALLED HOME TO BE BACK WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS. I KNOW THE ANGELS ARE LAUGHING AND SINGING ALL DAY WITH YOUR CRAZY BEHIND.I BET GOD HAS TO TELL YOU TO STOP BEING FUNNY SOMETIMES. THE ANGELS ARE LAUGHING SO HARD THAT HEAVEN'S ABOUT TO BURST AT THE SEAMS. WELL I'LL SEE YOU SOON. OH WATCH OUT FOR MIKE AND KEISHA. THEY'RE UP THERE WITH YOU. KEEP ON INTERCEDING FOR ME AND EVERYONE BACK THIS WAY. I KNOW MY DAY IS COMING I'M NOT AFRAID, I JUST WANT TO GET THERE. TO SEE THE BEAUTY I'VE READ ABOUT. AND ALL THE WONDEROUS THINGS I BELIEVE TO BE TRUE GOD, JESUS, HIS ANGLELS AND ABOUT THE PEARLY GATES, STREETS OF GOLD A LAND OF FREE FLOWING MILK AND HONEY, YOU'VE EARNED YOUR STARRY CROWN AND YOUR HEAVENLY REWARDS. LOVE YOUR "LIL COUS CRICKET aka Zandra. Much love for you. the family is forever honored and blessed to have had you in our lives. yes we miss you dearly and love you always."
love your lil cous. Zandra Bennett Walker of Tuskegee, Alabama

"Big Bell" we called him, he was a strong and gentle giant. He was my squad leader in basic training at Fort Jackson, SC in 1989. We all looked up to him. And I'll never forget him. It seems like yesterday when he was telling me to'get out of my rack'. May God bless you and your family."
SRG Steve E. Lambeth (retired) of Detorit, MI

"To The Bell Family,
I just want to give my condolences to all his family. Especially to his children and his grandmother Estella Bell. I did not know about this web page for Aubrey, but whoever came up with this idea was a great idea. I knew
Aubrey from high school,he always was
happy and very playful. He always said to me,"hey black girl." But that was his way of jokeing. He will be truely
missed. And to the family & his children, think of the good times, pray and stay close to God.
The Bell Family,"
Patricia Peterson-Bell & Ocie Bell Jr. of Shorter,Al.

"I was with Bell on the day God called him home, While I did not get a chance to meet his family or his son I would like to take this opportunity to pass this on.... He was an awesome man with an even bigger heart. I was told about this web site and was impressed to see that his life was so meaningful to so many others. I knew him briefly but in the end I held on to him and talked to him until the end. A heart felt thank you to whom ever came up with this web page for bell. This is the best therapy for myself and those who loved and will truly miss Aubrey Dell Bell."
SGT. Wanda Johnson of Montgomery, Al

"I knew Aubrey during our middle and high school years. In fact, we used to ride the same bus together. I came across this site by accident, as I had no prior knowledge of Aubrey's military service. Although I hadn't seen or heard from him in the near 20-years since our respective graduations, I'm saddened by his misfortune and extend my sympathy and condolences to his family and friends."
E. McDonald of Orlando, FL

"Dell we miss you dearly and you will alway be apart of us, with love your aunt Earline and family."
Earline Braxton of Shorter, AL

"i just want to say thank you to everyone for your prayers and thoughts in our time of loss its been almost 3 years and it still burnes deep to even visit this site but i thank you all."
Dzundria DEE Ezell of Auburn

"I've often viewed this page, and wanted to leave a message myself, but each time I just broke down. I was Sgt. Bell's squad leader.To the Bell family, contiune to lean toward God and we'll all understand it better by and by."
SSG. James Collins(Ret) of Montgomery, Alabama

"You always had a smile on your face and you would help anyone you could.Everytime I think about you I will think of the kind and warm hearted person you were."
Charles & Jackie Tate of Tuskegee, Al

"Dear Bell Family

I wanted to pass on my heart felt condolences on the lost of your beloved solider...Sergeant Bell. I have never know or met Sergeant Bell...but my heart reaches out to you and your family. I am a fellow brother in arms...albeit the United States Air Force. I simply want to offer my emotional, financial and spiritual support to you and your family. I am a Major stationed at Maxwell AFB AL and my heart was compelled to action by the many touching comments written by the people who obviously knew and loved your solider. More importantly, the bible calls use to love and help those who have felt the sting of losing a love one (widowed) and their children (orphaned). If I can be of any assistance, please call me at 803-586-8848 or 334-365-9853. My name is Major Tony C. Jacobs. May God bless you!"
Anthony C. Jacobs of Prattville AL - USA

"I remember the day Bell died, later that evening we were in our rooms tring to put the face and name together. Because there were so many soldiers that you saw everyday and many times spoke to or had brief conversations with but you didn't know their names. You get this feeling in your stomach yet you have to wait until the memorial service to see the photo. I spoke to him several times in passing and he was always pleasant. When they did "Roll Call" at his service, the silence and chill that went through that building is something I will never forget."
Sgt. Michael L. Miller of Nashville,TN

"You will never be forgotten, my prayers and thoughts go out to your family. You will be truly missed."
CPT Herbert Smith MP of Montgomery, AL

"Bell was a big man with a big heart. I feel blessed to have known him and call him my friend. Even though it's been almost 3 years since his death; i still remember him and all that he's brought to our mission over there. I am so proud to have known him and to have served with him. He will never be forgotten."
SGT Jennifer Smith of Columbus/Ga/USA

"HELLO FRIEND JUST SITTING AT THE COMPUTER AND HAD YOU IN MIND. YOU KNOW U DONT MISS A GOOD FRIEND UNTIL U DONT HAVE THAT FRIEND ANYMORE. BUT I SO BLESSED TO HAVE HAD YOU IN MY LIFE. I JUST WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO HONOR YOU NOT FOR ME BUT BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT. SOMETHING THAT WILL REPRESENT THE PERSON YOU WERE. I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE LOVE FOR MANKIND. I LOVED YOU ENJOY FOR WINGS YOU EARNED THEM."
MARY COOPER of HURTSBORO,ALA USA

"You will always be missed, and you meant so much too so many. Sgt. Bell was the gentile giant, and was full of heart. He did meaningful things that took a lot of courage that others may not have had. God must have needed a great leader on October 27, 2003. He sure took one of 214th’s best leaders.
To LiL Dale: Be the man your dad was and you will be a great man.
Sgt. Jeremy Holloway"
Jeremy Holloway of Cusseta,AL

"A few years have passed, but I still mark that day on my calendar, and still hold a moment of silence on that day."
OIF Veteran of St Louis, MO

"Sometimes the world never misses a hero until he is needed. So I guess God needed another hero in heaven on Oct. 27, 2003. I still have my armband to remind me of you. Take care big guy."
Sgt. Fredrick White of 214th Military Police Company, Alexander City, Al.

"OVER TWO YEARS HAVE PASSED. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.I REMEMBER YOU EVERYDAY AS I LOOK AT THE ARM BAND THAT I HAVE."
SGT. FLOURNOY of OPELIKA,AL

"To the family of Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, my name is Calvin K. Rose,I, I was in the 269th MP CO in Baghdad during this time. Please accept my condolances. I didn't know Sgt. Bell for that long of a time but the moments shared were meaningful and will not be forgotten. May God continue to bless each and every one of you."
Calvin K. Rose I of Murfreesboro, TN

"I pray for your family everyday, I was there at your service on the rifle squad, not only that I was on my way to Iraq. I started my time in the Army with the 214th, and I ended standing in the same station were you took your last breath. I hope and pray that your soul rest in piece. God bless you!! Your memory will go on forever."
SGT Michael Arnold of Oxford, Al

"I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. IT HAS BEEN 2YEARS NOW SINCE YOUR EYES WERE SEALED AND YOU VOICE MADE SILENT FOREVER. I CANT TELL YOU HOW MUCH U MEANT TO ME. THE CLASS OF 89 HAD A SPECIAL BOND AND I THINK YOU WERE THAT GLUE THAT KEPT US TOGETHER. YOU WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO TELL IT JUST LIKE IT WAS. MY FONDEST MEMORIES WERE WHEN U HELP ME MADE MY FOOTSTOOL IN MR. STEPHEN'S CLASS; U KNEW I HAD NO BUSINESS IN A SHOP CLASS. THE NEXT MEMORY WAS WHN U AND I GOT IN A FIGHT IN MRS GERMANY'S CLASS MATH. ALTHOUGH I WON THE FIGHT THEN; TODAY I SAY U WON THE BATTLE NOW. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING A PART OF MY LIFE. BOY HOW I RESPECTED YOU BECAUSE YOU U SHOWED ME THE SAME RESPECT. SEE U LATER. THERE ARE SO MUCH I WANT TO DO TO HONOR U AND ONE DAY I WILL. OH DONT WORRY WE WILL HAVE THAT CLASS REUNION AND U WILL ME SMILING FROM ABOVE SAYING LOOK AT SHARON, MIKE STILL THE SAME; BENNIE CROWELL CAME AND LOOKING GOOD! SHEILA AND SARA STILL HANGING TOGETHER; FRED MAN IM OK;FREDERICK SIT YOUR CRAZY BUTT DOWN; I CANT BELIEVE MARY OUT THIS LATE! I LOVE U AUBREY."
MARY COOPER JOHNSON of HURTSBORO,AL

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I remember so well two years ago yesterday when I got that phone call about your death. I remember so well our last conversation after you received a care package from me and less than two weeks later you were gone. I thank God for lending you to me, to the members of 214th MP Co, to your family and to all whose lives that you touched. There was nothing too great or small for you to do. If there was a job that needed to be done I knew I could depend on you. You could see a silver lining behind any dark cloud and would always make the best of any bad situation. How I miss your phone calls and visits at the armory.

Somedays it seems as if it was yesterday that I boarded that plane to escort your body back to Tuskegee. I'm tearing up and I know you wouldn't want that.

I'll close and just say: Yes, we'll meet again in the sweet bye and bye."
Bernice E. Dawson of Tuskegee, AL

"I MISS YOU SO MUCH, YOU WAS NOT ONLY MY DADDY YOU WAS MY BEST FRIEND YOU WAS JUST LIKE ONE OF THE boyz . BUT YOU WAS THE OLD ON OF THE GROUP. I MISS PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH YOU, BEHIDE THE HOUSE .DAD I LOVE YOU . BUT I STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAD TO GO AWAY. MOMA TRY TO TELL ME THAT IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ME . SHE SAY IT WAS GODS PLAN. BUT WHY GOD WILL DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT .IAM IN THE 8TH AND ON THE WAY TO THE 9TH. AND IAM THE MAN OF THE HOUSE JUST LIKE BEFORE.I LOVE YOU."
LIL' DALE BELL of TUSKEGEE, AL

"THERE IS NOT MUCH I CAN SAY, BUT I LOVE YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. YOU ARE MY DAD AND THE ONLY MAN ARMS I FELT SAFE IN. YOU MAD ME LAUGH WHEN I WAS SAD, AND YOU NEVER LET ME DOWN. IF I ONLY HAD ONE CHANCE TO SEE YOU AGAIN THAT WOULD BE THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE.I WOULD HUG YOU AND NEVER LET YOU GO. IF I ONLY HAD ONE WISH YOU WOULD STILL BE HERE WITH ME. I HATED THE DAY YOU LEFT FOR IRAQ, BUT I HATED MORE WHEN I FOUND OUT YOU DIED DONIG WHAT GOD SENT YOU TO DO. DADDY BELL I LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. YOU WAS MY TEDDY BEAR. A TEDDY BEAR THAT MADE ME FEEL SAFE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART NOW AND FOREVER."
YOUR DAUGHTER TIFFANY of TUSKEGEE, AL

"REMEMBERING MY LAST CONVERSATION WITH SGT BELL 10/26/03, HE SAID I LOVE YOU AND I RESPONDED I LOVE YOU TO. I THINK THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME GOING. YOU MADE ME SMILE WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING TO SMILE ABOUT, GOOD TIMES AND BAD I KNEW YOU WERE AT MY SIDE I KNEW I COULD DEPEND ON YOU, MY FRIEND AND LOVER NEVER WILL I FORGET YOU YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND AND IN MY HEART. I KNOW YOU ARE OKAY."
PHILANDRIA of TUSKEGEE, AL

"You are STILL not forgotten!"
SGT. H of Columbus, Ohio

"i am now a freshman at auburn university and i dont know how many time im gonna write on this wall but everytime i come across it it brings tears to my eyes and i just want to say thank you to everyone that shares their feelings and expresses their love for my dad that lets me know that he not only changes my life that he played a huge role in others lives as well thank you so very much for everything"
Dzundria Ezell of Tuskegee Alabama

"SGT Bell, I am really lost for words. All I can say is that you will always be special to me. You will never be forgotten. I would like to thank you for your mentorship that you gave me as a young soldier. Eventhough I did not deploy with you all, I prayed and thoughout about you all daily. Now I am in Iraq and I continue to think about you daily. I have your t-shirt posted in my "hooch" and just the thought of you pushes me day to day. When times get rough...I hear you say "Don't sweat the small stuff". Love ya

Corey D. Phelan
1LT, MP"

"I have known Aubrey D. Bell for several
years. We served together during desert
storm and several years in the Alabama
Army National Guard. I considered him
to be a great soldier and a true friend. He will be truly missed by
everyone in the 214th M.P. Co. in
Tuskegee and Alexander City."
Lloyd Clements, Jr. of Tuskegee, Alabama

"The Salute


To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"To the family my name is Rodney Blackmon a native of Tuskegee, Alabama i was a close friend of bell we graduated from high school together and even spent many summers togeter. After moving to St. louis we lost contact and i cann't ever forget what he ment to me as well as his close friends. He will be miss.Again to his family if there is anything I could do,my family live down the street from you ,my condolences."
Rodney Blackmon of St. Louis

"I miss you daddy.You will forever be in our hearts."
Dzundria Ezell of Tuskegee Alabama

"I was in the 1165th who worked hand in hand with the 214th in Baghdad. I didn't know Aubrey very well, but I do remember how I felt the day he was taken. I will never forget."

"I was with the 2175th MP Company out of Missouri, and we were attached to the same battalion as Sgt. Bell. I got to meet him on a couple occasions, and was there in country when he was killed. I remember him as a gentle, jovial, giant man. I just received my bracelet honoring Aubrey, and will wear it to honor his memory and sacrifice always.
My thoughts will be with his family."
Sgt. Dean R. Alexander of St. Charles, MO

"RIP Aubrey We had great times together at Ft McClellan Alabama You will be missed and are a hero of this country. Officer Greg Belisle Claremont Police Department"
Greg Belisle of Claremont New Hampshire

"I have the deepest respect for your man who cared enough about our country to make the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless You."
K. Stewart of Moulton, Al.

"Dale Bell as we he liked to be called was an honest, brave, simple, good hearted bear. I used to call him grizzly bear for fun because he was big and strong. As I was driving to school on that sad day, I heard on the radio about his death and I spontaneously started crying. At the same time, a tape started playing through my head of the good times I spent with Dale Bell at work, walking, talking, driving, laughing, arguing…The one thing I regret, and I'll regret for a long time, is not saying good bye to Dale before he left for Iraq. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

May god bless you and thank you for your honorable service here and abroad."
of Birmingham, Alabama

"Mrs.Bell,
My close friend served with your husband over seas and as mentioned before he wears the bracelet everyday with your husbands name on it. He is not afraid to tell the story of your husband and the men of their unit and the jobs that they did. Mam i am sorry for your loss, but i appreciate the sacrifice your husband made and through the men that he served with, we will remember him always even though we never got to meet him.
God Bless and Keep the Faith"
BNellie of Childersburg,AL

"To my very beloved family and all those who Sgt. Aubrey Dale Bell left behind I love you and I know deep down in my heart Sgt.Bell would want us to be happy for he did what he loved to do and the only thing we can do is remember him and love him for as long as he live in of hearts he will live forever."
Nadine Fears of Birmingham, Al

"I'm a family historian and have been searching Macon County, AL for genealogical connections. I am not related to Mr. Bell, but was researching to see if any Iraqi casualties included anyone from the county. My heart goes out to the Bell family. May God continue to heal the sorrow you must feel at this time."
Doll Harris-Hargrove of Feasterville PA

"Sergeant Bell, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To Sgt Bell's Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Aubrey was taken from you. He is our hero. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

"I, so young, can only imagine the terror you felt...

You, like every fallen soldier before and after you, will not have died in vain.

We'll bring them home... to their families... to their loved ones... where they all belong.

god will rest your soul."
Nathan of Hope

"We Will NEVER FORGET!"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Aubrey, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family and friends of Aubrey Bell,
My husband is currently in Baghdad and served with Aubrey Bell in the 214th MP Company. I cannot tell you how much my husband admired Aubrey. I remember the day he heard of his untimely death, he was on his way back to Baghdad after a 2 week leave to the States. My husband was moved to tears. To this day, my husband and many other members of the 214th wear a black bracelet with Aubrey's name on it to honor him daily. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Aubrey will always be a true American Hero!!"
Juli Patterson of Alexander City, Alabama

"The Men and Women of the FBI Agents Association Salute your service"
SA Darin L. Paul of Detroit, Michigan, USA

"Thank you Aubrey Bell, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Military men and women who are at war and especially those who have lost their lives. May God bless you forever. Thank you for everything, you are my hero! Rest in peace."
Amanda K Casas of San Diego, Tx

"RIP you brave soldier. The news of your death is such a sad thing. We will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you."
K and L of ALabama

"""Military Police Corps Regimental Prayer
By Chaplain Michael Yarman

Heavenly Father - We approach You today because You have called us to be a people of prayer.

We praise You because You are our Creator, our Redeemer and our Provider.

We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers.

We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto: Of the Troops and For the Troops.

Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing as area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us, O Lord, to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing.

Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our nation and the people we serve.

May we always be truthful in Word, Deed and Signature, and bring honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.

Guide us now, Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to Assist, Protect and Defend."""
CPT Glidewell

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Aubrey Bell:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Aubrey for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Aubrey Bell:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Aubrey, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on