By Abby Kleager
I have known Mr. Rick Bell for a little while now as the veteran is an Aurora High School staff member. Rick and his wife, Diane, have four children - Jake, Nate, Kristin, and Andrew. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1987 to 1993. Rick served as a medic during the Persian Gulf War. He planned to make the military a career and became an NBC specialist but plans changed. When he returned back from the war, Rick went back to school to become a math teacher. While getting to know Mr. Bell, I learned so much about him and gained a wide respect for him.
Fun Fact: Rick can barely eat chicken anymore as he ate it so much when he was in the military.