Thomas Kelly (Medal of Honor)
|Died||December 17, 1920|
|Place of burial||Plattsburg Barracks Post Cemetery, Plattsburgh, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Rank||Sergeant First Class|
|Unit||21st Infantry Regiment|
|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.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
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