William Alexander “Billy” Kelley
Killed in the Line of Duty
US Army 1947-1950
Born June 16, 1928 to W.C. and Mary Kelley, Billy went into the US Army on January 23, 1947. Sent to Japan after boot camp. He returned home on November 11, 1949 and re-enlisted in January of 1950. Billy asked to be sent back to Japan to his former outfit. He made it back to Japan but not his outfit. Just 3 weeks after his 22nd birthday, Billy was put on the front line in Korea where is was killed instantly by a mortar shell.