Michael John Kelly was born on April 17, 1948 to John and Avenelle Kelly in Findlay Ohio. He attended Findlay High School but didn't graduate. He worked at Nobil Shoes in the Findlay mall for a time before joining the Marines.
He shipped out for basic training in June 1967 and arrived in Vietnam in November as a member of Charlie Company 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was Killed in Action in Quang Nam Province on February 15, 1968 during Operation Pursuit, which was a search and destroy mission. This is my tribute to him and all those who have served or died for the United States
Thanks to Jack Wells and RJ Del Vecchio for additional information about my Dad.