By Kevin Wood/NEMS Daily Journal
Army Sergeant Christopher Bell was extremely well-liked by his fellow soldiers in the 164th Military Police Company. And it wasn’t just that they liked his personality or the way he always talked about his wife and daughter. They liked him for his passion. They respected him for his discipline. They followed him for his character.
Staff Sgt Vincent Vetterkind remembered Sgt Bell this way. “He was one of the most passionate people I ever met in my life,” Vetterkind said. “His short-term goal was to be promoted to sergeant, which happened posthumously and his long-term goal was to be sergeant major of the Army, and I have no doubt he would have done it, absolutely none. He was a natural leader.”