|Rank||Corporal U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||August 18 1951|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Corporal Kelk was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Corporal Kelk was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. His was declared Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 18, 1950. His remains were not recovered.