Neal Bellos, 86, B/393, of Manlius NY, died Nov. 9, 2011. He spent time as an infantryman on Elsenborn Ridge, receiving two Bronze Stars and several other medals and ribbons. After the war, he graduated from the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and finally from Syracuse University with his PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship. He worked as a community organizer and anti-poverty advocate, eventually retiring from Syracuse University where he was a full professor. Survivors include his wife of 52 years; two children; and one grandchild.
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