Aurora in Adams County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Charles Kelly Boulevard
Major Charles L. Kelly, MSC, U.S. Army
1925 - 1964
Dust-Off Pilot Extraordinary
Killed in action by small arms fire
while attempting to approach a hot LZ
near Vinh Long, Viet Nam on 1 July 1964
after being advised by ground elements
not to attempt an approach and
to depart the area of the firefight
Kelly immortalized the Dust-Off spirit
with his final reply,
"When I have Your Wounded"
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Heroes • Military • War, Vietnam.
Location. 39° 44.674′ N, 104° 50.256′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Colorado, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of East 17th Place and Sharon A. Lane Drive, on the right on East 17th Place. Located within the Anschutz Medical Campus (Formerly the Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13001 East 17th Place, Aurora CO 80045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sharon A. Lane Drive (approx. 0.2 miles away); WWI Medical Staff MemorialColorado Freedom Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Boeing RB-52B Stratofortress (approx. 3½ miles away); Colorado Volunteers (approx. 4 miles away); Buckley (approx. 4 miles away); Where's the Water? (approx. 5½ miles away); Early Years of Statehood (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
Also see . . . Virtual Wall Page on Major Kelly. (Submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.