Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
United States Marine Corps
Sixth Marine Regiment
Awarded two Medals of Honor for action against the enemy, Blanc Ridge, France 3 October 1918
This gallant Marine fought bravely for his country.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 38° 31.232′ N, 77° 17.812′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Barnett Avenue west of Elliot Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mann Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Crusading for Right (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waller Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Molly Marine (approx. ¼ mile away); H-3-7 Korea 1950 (approx. ¼ mile away); Jordan Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barber Fitness Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quantico Marine Corps Base.
Regarding Kelly Hall. On 3 October 1918, during the Battle of Blanc
U.S. Navy Medal of Honor citation of Private John Joseph Kelly, USMC (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 119):
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the Seventy-eighth Company, Sixth Regiment, Second Division, in action with the enemy at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918. Private Kelly ran through our own barrage a hundred yards in advance of the front line and attacked an enemy machine-gun nest, killing the gunner with a grenade, shooting another member of the crew with his pistol, and returning through the barrage with eight prisoners."
U.S. Army Medal of Honor citation of Private John Joseph Kelly, USMC (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-1978 ", page 447-448):
"Pvt. Kelly ran through our own barrage 100 yards in advance of the front line and attacked an enemy machine-gun nest, killing the gunner with a grenade,
Also see . . .
1. Private John J. Kelly, USMC, (1898-1957). Background and pictures of Private John Joseph Kelly from the Naval Historical Center. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for John Joseph Kelly. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • War, World I •
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