Karen Kelly is a native of Teaneck, New Jersey. Her father was a Marine during WWII serving with the 4th Marine Division. She is the wife of General John F. Kelly USMC (Ret.), and proud mother to 1stLt Robert M. Kelly USMC (KIA 11/9/10), John Kelly who currently serves on active duty as a US Marine, and Kathleen Kelly. Karen has spent thirty-five years as a tireless supporter of the Marine Corps and its families.