Private Tommy Ross Kelley was a medic with the Heavy Mortar Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea. He was the son of Ross Calvin Kelley and Dorothy Dean Overholser of Greeneville.

Picture from The Greeneville Sun, November 26, 1951

The Greeneville Sun, November 14, 1951
Pvt. Tommy R. Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross C. Kelley, took his basic traning at Ft. Jackson, S.C. He attended Camp Creek High School and prior to hsi induction into th armed services, was associated with his father in farming.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 November 1930
  • Date of death: 7 November 1951
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Harris Memorial Fwb Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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