Leo Patrick Kelly
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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
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
KELLY, GERTRUDE SANDBERG W/O LEO P
Photo By M. R. Patterson, December 2004