Lieutenant General John Edward Kelly, U.S. Army
Born July 10, 1911 in Washington D.C.
Died March 2, 1995
Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1932-36
Graduated as No. 10504, Class of 1936
- Second Lieutenant 1936
- First Lieutenant 1939
- Captain (AUS) 1940
- Major (AUS) 1942
- Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1943
- Captain 1946
- Major 1948
- Colonel (AUS) 1952
- Lieutenant Colonel 1953
- Major General 1963
- Lieutenant General 1968
Commanding Officer, Company C & H, 29th Infantry Regiment 1936-38 Student, Infantry School 1938-39 Student, Tank School 1939-40 Commanding Officer, Company “B”, 66th Infantry Regiment 1940 Student, Laval University 1940-41 Instructor, US. Military Academy 1941-43 Battalion Commander, 26th Infantry Regiment 1943-44 Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment 1944-45 Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 (Supply), 95th Infantry Division 1945 Student, Command & General Staff School 1945-46 Instructor, US. Military Academy 1946-48 Student, Armed Forces Staff College 1948-49 Served with Headquarters, US. European Command 1949-52 Student, Army War College 1952-53 Served with Headquarters, Army Field Forces 1953-54 Commanding Officer, 160th Infantry Regiment 1954 Commanding Officer, 27th Infantry Regiment 1958-59 Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), 4th US. Army 1960-61 Deputy Commanding General, The Infantry School & Center 1961-62 Commander, Military Supply Mission, India 1962-65 Commanding General, IV Corps 1965 Commanding General, 2d Armored Division 1965-67 Assistant Army Deputy Chief of Staff (Personnel) 1967-68 Commandant, National War College 1968-70 Ret. 1970
DSC-Legion of Merit – Bronze Star – Silver Star
John Edward Kelly was born on 10 July 1911. He served in the United States Army and progressed through the ranks to Lieutenant General. During his service, the General was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star Medal.
General Kelly died on 2 March 1995 and was buried with full military honors in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery.
The General's son, John Edward Kelly, Jr., Captain, United States Army, a 1967 graduate of the United States Military Academy, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1969. Captain Kelly and his wife are also buried in this gravesite.
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