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Autographed Framed Photo of 28th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps - General Paul X. Kelley



 
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About the Commandant

General Kelley was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1928. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the USMC in June 1950. He also served as the exchange officer with the British Royal Marines and became one of the only foreigners to earn the Royal Marines' coveted green beret. During Vietnam he commanded the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines in combat. For this he earned the Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, and two Bronze Stars. He then commanded the 1st Marines in 1970 to 1971. He was promoted to rank of Brigadier General in 1974. General Kelley was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1980, and finally promoted to the rank of General in 1981. If you wish to learn more about Commandant Paul Kelley, please google his name, there is plenty of information about him on the internet.

About the Autograph

The autograph from Commandant Paul X. Kelley is framed using acid free paper. The photo does not actually have the autograph, rather the autograph is on the matting surrounding the photograph. Above is a picture of the writing and autograph. The writing and autograph read: "To: Dennis Kramer, With warmest best wishes as you embark upon your very worthwhile project in developing a special curriculum on "the United States Defense" "Semper Fi". It is also dated 8.18.86. If you feel you would like better pictures emailed to you please feel free to email and ask and we will try to help in any way that we can.

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