Retired Army Col. Arthur L. Kelly (#244)
Retired Army Col. Arthur L. Kelly discusses his own World War II experience and the writing of BattleFire! Combat Stories from World War II.
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Kelly, a Springfield native, was a 30-year career Army officer and has held every rank up to colonel. For his book, Kelly interviewed 125 veterans, chose 12 stories, and crafted each account to reflect both individual experience and historical context. The stories represent every branch of the service and every theater of the war.