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Obituaries > KELLY, FRANCIS E.

PHILADELPHIA, Sept, 15—(AP)—Francis E. Kelly tried for nine months to squeeze his five-foot-two frame into the Marine Corps, but repeatedly the recruiters rejected him for lack of height. Finally he obtained a special waiver and enlisted.

Today the Navy Department notified his family that Philadelphia’s shortest Marine had been killed in action [July 21, 1944] on Guam.