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1945 Medal of Honor Winner Commando Kelly Meets Future Wife in Atlanta Georgia Original News Photo

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1945 Medal of Honor Winner Commando Kelly Meets Future Wife in Atlanta Georgia Original News Photo

1945 Medal of Honor Winner Commando Kelly Meets Future Wife in Atlanta Georgia Original News Photo

Seller: James Bass, NKYPHOTOS, KENTUCKY, US     Log in to ask the seller a question

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Playle-200806-1113-NKY

Item Description

Grading Standard: News Agency 1st Generation AKA Original News Photo
Size: 8.50x6.50 inches with some minor variation
Other Notes: CITATION: Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company L, 143d Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Altavilla, Italy, 13 September 1943. Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa. Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa. G.O. No.: 13, 18 February 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On 13 September 1943, near Altavilla, Italy, Cpl. Kelly voluntarily joined a patrol which located and neutralized enemy machinegun positions. After this hazardous duty he volunteered to establish contact with a battalion of U.S. infantry which was believed to be located on Hill 315, a mile distant. He traveled over a route commanded by enemy observation and under sniper, mortar, and artillery fire; and later he returned with the correct information that the enemy occupied Hill 315 in organized positions. Immediately thereafter Cpl. Kelly, again a volunteer patrol member, assisted materially in the destruction of 2 enemy machinegun nests under conditions requiring great skill and courage. Having effectively fired his weapon until all the ammunition was exhausted, he secured permission to obtain more at an ammunition dump. Arriving at the dump, which was located near a storehouse on the extreme flank of his regiment's position, Cpl. Kelly found that the Germans were attacking ferociously at this point. He obtained his ammunition and was given the mission of protecting the rear of the storehouse. He held his position throughout the night. The following morning the enemy attack was resumed. Cpl. Kelly took a position at an open window of the storehouse. One machine gunner had been killed at this position and several other soldiers wounded. Cpl. Kelly delivered continuous aimed and effective fire upon the enemy with his automatic rifle until the weapon locked from overheating. Finding another automatic rifle, he again directed effective fire upon the enemy until this weapon also locked. At this critical point, with the enemy threatening to overrun the position, Cpl. Kelly picked up 60mm. mortar shells, pulled the safety pins, and used the shells as grenades, killing at least 5 of the enemy. When it became imperative that the house be evacuated, Cpl. Kelly, despite his sergeant's injunctions, volunteered to hold the position until the remainder of the detachment could withdraw. As the detachment moved out, Cpl. Kelly was observed deliberately loading and firing a rocket launcher from the window. He was successful in covering the withdrawal of the unit, and later in joining his own organization. Cpl. Kelly's fighting determination and intrepidity in battle exemplify the highest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Photo Grading Standards and Terms Used

News Agency Photos: Wire Photos or News Agency Photos were extensively used in print media during the first half of the 1900's. Issued by news agencies (such as Acme, NEA, International News, Associated Press, UPI, Fotogram, Keystone,) only to the press, these Gorgeous pieces capture a historical moment, frozen in time, as they were issued on the day the event happened. Unfortunately they were issued in extremely limited quantities solely for print media industry usage (it is estimated that there were approximately 25 - 50 of EACH particular photograph made). Over the years, many were destroyed or lost, and in some cases, there are only 1 or 2 specimens known to exist today of a particular photograph making these Original! , First Generation Vintage Photographic relics Outstanding Investments.

Wirephoto
Telephoto
Cablephoto
Soundphoto Radiophoto

This type of photo was an early form of electronic transmission. Some scratchiness in the image is normal. This photo is not a original photo using the traditional definition since it was not developed but was normally printed on film stock. We consider these 1st Generation Original Photos.
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Size: Size given is almost always the paper size of item and not image size. Image size is normally smaller.Metric conversion is 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters for our international customers.
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