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CMOHS.org - Private KELLY, JOHN JOSEPH, U.S. Marine Corps

Recipient Detail

 

KELLY, JOHN JOSEPH

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
Company: 78th Company
Division: 6th Regiment, 2d Division
Born: 24 June 1898, Chicago, Ill.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To: Illinois
Place / Date: At Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918
 
 


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Citation

Also received the Army Medal of Honor. Pvt. Kelly ran through our own barrage 100 yards in advance of the front line and attacked an enemy machinegun nest, killing the gunner with a grenade, shooting another member of the crew with his pistol, and returning through the barrage with 8 prisoners.