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Coast Guard ship named after renowned Native Hawaiian veteran

COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Above, USCGC Melvin Bell was moored Saturday at Coast Guard Station Boston.
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Above, USCGC Melvin Bell was moored Saturday at Coast Guard Station Boston.

COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Melvin Kealoha Bell.
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Melvin Kealoha Bell.

COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Melvin Bell, chief electronics technician, above, is pictured in Boston in 1955.
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Melvin Bell, chief electronics technician, above, is pictured in Boston in 1955.

COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Attendees of the commissioning ceremony of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell included, center, Bell family spokesperson Robert Bell and Rita Mayer, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Norine Bell.
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COURTESY ROBERT BELL

Attendees of the commissioning ceremony of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell included, center, Bell family spokesperson Robert Bell and Rita Mayer, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Norine Bell.

COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Robert Bell, center, spoke in March at the commissioning of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell. Standing next to Bell was Rita Mayer, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Norine Bell, and behind him was Lt. Pat Kelly.
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COURTESY ROBERT BELL

Robert Bell, center, spoke in March at the commissioning of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell. Standing next to Bell was Rita Mayer, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Norine Bell, and behind him was Lt. Pat Kelly.

COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Above, USCGC Melvin Bell was moored Saturday at Coast Guard Station Boston.
COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Melvin Kealoha Bell.
COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Melvin Bell, chief electronics technician, above, is pictured in Boston in 1955.
COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Attendees of the commissioning ceremony of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell included, center, Bell family spokesperson Robert Bell and Rita Mayer, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Norine Bell.
COURTESY ROBERT BELL
                                Robert Bell, center, spoke in March at the commissioning of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell. Standing next to Bell was Rita Mayer, the youngest daughter of Melvin and Norine Bell, and behind him was Lt. Pat Kelly.