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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 103 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My Hero, My Brother, My Friend Forever!

    Posted on 1/22/17 - by
    I remember Kinnaird's love for his family and friends. I remember Him giving me a ride on a bike when I was to small to ride by myself. I remember that He was the hardest worker that I had ever seen. I remember him working so hard to build Mom and Dad a house. He loved His Wife and Children beyond words. He was always excited when Christmas came. One Christmas He bought gifts and food for a family that didn't have much and put it on their front porch, He said this is what Christmas is about.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/4/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Virgil Kinnaird Kelley Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Virgil Kinnaird KELLEY, JR, USAF...who died for our country

    Posted on 5/24/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • AFTWS Remembrance

    Posted on 9/4/10 - by Mike Bell AFTWS #83323
    A Remembrance for Capt. Kelley has been started at: brhttp:airforce.togetherweserved.comprofile80642
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/8/09 - by Robert Sage
    Virgil is buried at Bellvue Cemetery in Danville, Ky.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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