Marine's father describes him as "last of the John Waynes"
Lance Corporal Timothy Michael Bell Junior had wanted to be a Marine since he was six years old. The 22-year-old from West Chester was a graduate of Lakota East High School. He was one of 14 Marines killed yesterday when their amphibious assault vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in western Iraq.
Bell's uncle is former Cleveland Indians player and coach Buddy Bell, who now manages the Kansas City Royals. There was a moment of silence before the Royals played the Red Sox at Fenway Park last night. Bell's father, Timothy Bell Senior, says his son was a black-belt in judo and was hoping to buy a motorcycle after his scheduled return in September. Bell's father says he last spoke with his son two weeks ago.