January 6, 2012

Bryan Bell

Senior Airman Bryan Bell, age 23, died on January 5, 2012, in Afghanistan, due to injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device. 

Bryan was a member of the 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron based at Barksdale, Louisiana. He was an EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) Specialist. 

He was a 2006 graduate of Harbor Creek High School.  Bryan was a volunteer firefighter who joined the Air Force in 2006. He was originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. He also attended Louisiana Tech. He got his bomb disposal training at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida before being assigned to Barksdale. 

Rafael, Archangel, pray
for Bryan
Family members stated that being in the military was always something that Bryan wanted to do. However, his aim was "not to go over there and shoot people". 

Bryan described himself as someone who loves music, friends and family. 

Bryan is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Rick Bell; his mother; his wife, Alaina and his sister, Candice.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Bryan Bell is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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