US Marine Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Bell, was killed on 30th November 2011 during combat operations in Helmand province.
28-year-old Sgt. Bell, from Detroit, Michigan, joined the Marine Corps in 2001 after graduating from high school and was on his second combat deployment when he was killed. He had previously served in Iraq.
He was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, California.