US Marine John Joseph Kelly wins his second Medal of Honour 1918

#OnThisDay 1918 US Marine John Joseph Kelly won his second Medal of Honor at Blanc Mont Ridge.

His citation reads: ‘Private Kelly ran through our own barrage one 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 returned through the barrage with eight prisoners’.

Kelly was the last surviving double Medal of Honor recipient before his death in 1957.

#Ireland #History #WW1

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