(courtesy of "Glenn")
Grave marker for Thomas J. Kelly at Plot: 2L, 3048 in the
Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale (Suffolk county), New York.
Thomas enlisted in the
army on 10 October 1942 in New York City, NY. As a parachutist volunteer
he was assigned to Company C, 508th PIR.
Pvt Kelly jumped into
Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944,. and was taken prisoner that same day.
He was held as a POW until 6 April 1945 when he was liberated from
Stalag 7B in Bavaria.