Kelly, Thomas W

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: 42d Cavalry Recon Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)


Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Enlisted: 1 June 1942 in Camp Livingston, Louisiana

Date of birth: 31 July 1917

Hometown: Orleans, Louisiana

Occupation prior to enlistment: Musicians and teachers of music

High School: 4 years of college

Married: Yes

Campaign: WWII

Died: 25 November 1944

Age at death: 27

Cause of death: Died of wounds received in action

Location of fatality: Fenetrange, France

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Place of interment: Forest Park Cemetery in Houston, Texas

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