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Name: Kelly Sonner
Alias: Kaley Sonner Jr.
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Spokane, Washington, USA
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- Son of fellow boxer Kaley Sonner
- Born Kaley Sonner, Jr. in Spokane, WA, he boxed out of Portland, OR, USA as "Kelly Sonner"
- Inland Empire AAU Champion 1965 held in Spokane (145 pounds)
- Fought only six professional bouts, according to the Portland Oregonian
- "Killed in Action" in Vietnam while serving in the U.S. Army
- Won 80 of 84 amateur fights
- Was a sparring partner for Richard Sue
- Survived by 2 sisters
- His brother was Sgt. Bill Sonner, U.S. Marines: served in Viet-Nam
- Graduated from North Central High School
- Attended Bancroft Elementary School
- Sgt. with 199th Light Infantry Viet-Nam
- Reported missing in action on February 14, 1968
- Reported killed in Saigon on February 27, 1968, two days prior to returning to the United States.
- Member, Knights of Columbus
- Won 3 Spokane Golden Gloves Championships