Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Illinois World War I Double Medal of Honor Winner: John J. Kelly

From Find-a-Grave

John J. Kelly was a double Medal of Honor recipient.  He was a private in the Marine Corps and fought at Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Blanc Mont and the Meuse-Argonne.

At Blanc Mont Ridge, he single-handedly attacked a German machine gun nest.  Running through a barrage, he killed two and returned with eight prisoners.

His final resting place is at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.

He was awarded an Army and a Navy Medal of Honor 3 October 1918.

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