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John Doran Kelly
Birth: Jul. 9, 1928
Death: May 28, 1952

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class (Radio Operator) in the United States Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 28, 1952 in Korea. His citation reads in part "Pfc Kelly requested permission to leave his radio in the care of another man and to participate in an assault on enemy key positions. Fearlessly charging forward in the face of a murderous hail of machine-gun fire and hand grenades, he initiated a daring attack against a hostile strongpoint and personally neutralized the position, killing two of the enemy. Unyielding in the face of heavy odds, he continued forward and singlehandedly assaulted a machine-gun bunker. Although painfully wounded, he bravely charged the bunker and destroyed it, killing three of the enemy. Courageously continuing his one-man assault, he again stormed forward in a valiant attempt to wipe out a third bunker and boldly delivered point-blank fire into the aperture of the hostile emplacement. Mortally wounded by enemy fire while carrying out this heroic action, Pfc. Kelly, by his great personal valor and aggressive fighting spirit, inspired his comrades to sweep on, overrun and secure the objective."  (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Jefferson Memorial Park
Pleasant Hills
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 20, Lot 319
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7244179
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