Kelly, Harry Allen


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 05B – Radio Operator

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 13-Apr-1967

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 7-Dec-1945

Hometown: Huntersville, North Carolina

Marital status: Married to Brenda S. Kelly

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-May-1966

Start of tour: 13-Apr-1967

Incident date: 15-Jul-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Jul-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Harry Allen Kelly was passenger in military vehicle when vehicle hit a mine.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
MAJ Donald Jack Crocker
MSG Everett August Herritz
PFC Harry Allen Kelly
PFC Donald Paskowicz

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cornelius, North Carolina, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23E 076 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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