Ray Bell to Gulfport in 1969 I was stationed here at the navy base. Meet a Gulfport girl and decided to stay. I did two tours in Vietnam during my enlistment in the Navy. After I got out of the navy we lived in Atlanta Georgia where I worked as a mechanic for about two years. We moved back here in 1973. At that time I started working construction 40 years, after that I taught construction for a couple years before retiring. I have been always been intrigued with stained glass. I have been doing stained glass professionally for about five years. I have been involved with stained glass for about fifteen years .