Greg Pence Honors the Life of General P.X. Kelley on House Floor

January 10, 2020
Press Release

Washington D.C. - U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) delivered remarks on the House floor honoring the life of Marine Corps General Paul X. Kelley, under whom he had the privilege of serving.

The full remarks are below:

“I rise today to honor the life of General P.X. Kelley. General Kelley was the embodiment of the Marine Corps. His distinguished record inspired me, the Marines with whom I served, and will continue to inspire Marines for generations to come. In Vietnam, General Kelley earned the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with Valor, and two Bronze Stars with Valor. As Commandant, he led the Corps during the dark days following the 1983 Iran-backed bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut. General Kelley’s leadership inspired every Marine to hold true to values of the corps. I am terribly saddened by the passing of General Kelley, but I will be forever grateful of serving under his command. Semper Fi.”


Congressman Greg Pence represents Indiana’s 6th District. From Columbus, Indiana, Pence advocates for conservative Hoosier values as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.