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John J. Kelly

Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient

Died when: 59 years 149 days (712 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

John J. Kelly

John Joseph Kelly (June 24, 1898 – November 20, 1957) was a United States Marine who was awarded both the Army and Navy Medals of Honor for his heroic actions on October 13, 1918, at the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, France, during World War I.

He was the last surviving of 19 two-time Medal of Honor recipients when he died, although he received both awards for the same action.


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