Father of Mayor William Bell rushed to hospital

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John Bell, a military veteran and the father of Birmingham Mayor William Bell, was rushed to the hospital on Saturday morning with unknown health complications. An update on his condition has yet to be determined.

The elder Bell served as a sergeant in the United States Army during WWII and was named an honorary Buffalo Soldier in July 2011.

We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.