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BELL GUARD PROFILE: KIM TOMPKINS

“I feel so fortunate and blessed every time I put on my uniform, sometimes I can’t believe that I get to be a part of something that means so much to so many.” — Bell Guard Kim Tompkins Kim Tompkins joined the armed forces straight out of High School, leaving Arvada to serve many roles […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: CLIFFORD BUTLER

BUTLER, DURING HIS TIME IN SERVICE. Clifford Butler is a Bell Guard with the Honor Bell Foundation. Hailing from Texas, he served in both the Army and the Air Force. In the Army, he served for six years in the Army of Occupation after World War II in Germany. After the Army, he spent 16 […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: JOE DEMPSEY

JOE DEMPSEY, AT RIGHT, WITH ANOTHER VETERAN PREPARING TO TOLL THE HONOR BELL ON THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMISTICE OF WORLD WAR ONE. “Every veteran past and present, draftee or volunteer, gave up part of their lives; went places, and did things people their age who did not serve will never understand. They lost brothers […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: DANIEL “PADDY” MCCUTCHON

PADDY MCCUTCHON AT A BELL HONORS EVENT IN 2018. Paddy McCutchon is one of our longest-serving Bell Guards. He grew up all across the country, starting in Texas and moving through Virginia, Colorado, and Kansas. Serving in the Air Force, he called Washington state his home. While in the USAF, he worked in Space Operations, […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: CHRIS BOYER

CHRIS AND NOODLEAt thirteen, Chris Boyer saw news footage of the Marine barracks in Lebanon being bombed, and knew he was going to join the Marines. Coming from a family with a tradition of military service — his grandfather served in World War 2, his dad a two-tour Vietnam Marine veteran — he became the […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: DAVID EARP

EARP, AT LEFT, DEPLOYED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. David Earp is our Director of Bell Honors. He supervises our team of dedicated Bell Guards, making sure that the bell is tolled for every veteran whose family has requested Bell Honors. David comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the Army, including time […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: JEAN TAYLOR

JEAN TAYLOR DURING HER SERVICE AS A DIETICIAN WITH THE US AIR FORCE Jean Taylor is not one to stand still for long. After a career that included service in the Air Force Medical Specialist Corps and 25 years at St. Anthony Hospital, she takes part in many organizations’ activities. On any given day you […]