Cpl. Glenn A. Bell is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Bell, who reside in Barry. He was born in
Corsicana, April 18, 1892
and educated in the public schools there. Volunteered for service February
25, 1917. Later assigned to Company D, 359th Infantry, 90th Division, as a
private, and sent to Camp Travis, where he trained until June, 1918. At
that time his division was ordered to Camp Mills, from which place he embarked
for overseas duty the latter part of June. After arriving in France they
were put through several weeks of training, then ordered to the front to the
relief of the First Division. From that time on the 90th Division fought
continuously, showing absolute fearlessness and devotion to duty until the
signing of the armistice. Cpl. Bell's principal battles were in the St.
Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne drives. Through good services he was promoted
to Corporal. On November 2, 1918, while leading his squad of men in battle
he wsa wounded, but continued in command until the evening of November 3, 1918.
He received a citation for bravery and was decorated with the Distinguished
Service Cross. Discharged April 1, 1919.
History of Texas World War Heroes - World War 1