|Rank||Sergeant First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||July 18 1953|
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
Sergeant First Class Kelly 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.
Sergeant First Class Kelly was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Wounded in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on July 18, 1953 and died of those wounds later that day.