|Died||December 17, 1920|
|Place of birth||Ireland|
|Place of burial||Plattsburg Barracks Post Cemetery, Plattsburgh, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Kelly was born in Ireland sometime prior to 1898 and after immigrating to the United States, entered the army from New York City. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
He died December 17, 1920 and is buried in Plattsburg Barracks Post Cemetery Plattsburgh, New York.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Santiago de Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Kelly, Thomas". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
- ↑ "Thomas Kelly (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 14, 2003. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7867557. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
- "Thomas Kelly (Medal of Honor)". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=7484. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
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