Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Honoring Marines by educating their children

Lt. Robert M. Kelly was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Pendleton, California, at the time of his death in Afghanistan, November 9, 2010 Kelly was commissioned in the Marine Corps on Dec. 12, 2008.

It was his third combat deployment. He had a distinguished military career. His personal service awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.









“Growing up in a very patriotic home deepened my appreciation towards our troops. Even more so, being able to connect with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and your family has been one of the most meaningful experiences in my life. I have a completely new outlook on my life as an American.”

-Kristen Trout
Lt. Robert Kelly Memorial Scholarship Recipient



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