The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur G. Kelly (6389562), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Gunner of a B-25 Medium Bomber in the 89th Bombardment Squadron, 3d Bombardment Group (L), FAR EAST Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 25 May 1942, against enemy targets in the Southwest Pacific Area. The personal courage and devotion to duty displayed by Technical Sergeant Kelly on this occasion, at the cost of his life, have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters: South West Pacific Area, General Orders No. 43 (1942)
Home Town: Warren County, North Carolina