Kelly, Gerald John,, Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1193, HHB, 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Field Artillery

Captain


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
May 14, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Resurrection Cemetery - Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 007

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 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery
  1967-1968, 1193, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 1193, HHB, 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment
 Colleges Attended 
La Salle University
  1963-1967, La Salle University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then Lieutenant Kelly served his first year of service in Germany, entering the service in June 1967..

In Vietnam, Captain Kelly served as a forward observer for the 8th Field Artillery His tour began 21 December 1968.  He was killed by a VC booby trap.

He was posthumously promoted to captain.

He was interred in Resurrection Cemetery, Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania.

Note:  According to news articles and his mother, he was posthumously awarded the DFC and Bronze Star.
Source: http://articles.philly.com/1989-11-15/news/26140156_1_graduates-gold-star-mothers-vietnam-war
   
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