Major Kelly was known as Combat Kelly, and was renowned for his skill, dedication, and bravery. Major Kelly died on July 1st when he came across a hot area to pick up hurt soldiers. The enemy was waiting for him, and he was shot and killed by a single bullet. Charles L. Kelly was introduced to the DUSTOFF Hall of fame in 2001.
This monument was dedicated to Major Kelly after his death. It is located outside of the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora Colorado. It is adjacent to the pedestrian walkway and named in his honor. Visiting hours for the monument are dusk until dawn. Major Kelly's last words When I Have You Wounded are inscribed on the monument.