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Leo Patrick Kelly
First Lieutenant,  United States Army
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KELLY, LEO P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pueblo, Colorado
Date of Action: June 6 - 7, 1918

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo P. Kelly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, June 6 - 7, 1918.

During a night attack made by his battalion, Lieutenant Kelly, the battalion adjutant, voluntarily left his dugout and went to the front line positions, through the intense artillery fire. There he successfully maintained liaison with the advance troops and the artillery in the rear by means of signals sent from his exposed position. His absolute disregard for his own safety contributed largely to the success of the engagement.


KELLY, LEO P
1ST LT 9TH INF US ARMY CO 2ND
DATE OF DEATH: 05/20/1935
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2891-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

KELLY, GERTRUDE SANDBERG W/O LEO P
DATE OF DEATH: 09/15/1938
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2891-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF LP KELLY, 1ST LT 9TH INF USA


Posted: 4 September 2006
 Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 LP Kelly Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, December 2004