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Kelley, A. John F. (Interwar and Second World War personal accounts, photographs and documents)
2018.161.w.r  
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Description
This collection contains articles, photographs and documents from the service of CCM A. John F. Kelley, USN during the Interwar and Second World War periods, from 1928 to 1945. Included are personal accounts of travelling the Pacific in peace time and fighting in the Pacific during the Second World War, as well as documents pertaining to the USS Macon.
Background
Chief Carpenter's Mate Alfred John Franklin Kelley, United States Navy (12/17/1895 - 10/6/1951) was born in Georgia as the oldest of ten children, though only five brothers and one sister survived to adulthood. He lived in Griffin, GA working in a cotton mill when he decided to join the Navy just prior to the United States entering the First World War, September 15, 1916, at the age of 20. He served on the USS Vestal during that war as a seaman and was discharged as a coxswain in San Diego on November 24, 1919.
Extent
0.05 Linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Availability
This collection is open for research.