Lee Albert KeithCorporal
C CO, 2ND BN, 27TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
09 July 1944 - 23 February 1969
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The database page for Lee Albert Keith
It is a great honor to post this memorial to a neighbor, a school classmate, and a outstanding serviceman whose dedication and sacrifice were testimony and a credit to the finest ideals of Vidor School, and the community of Vidor, Texas. Your life was far too short but you had an impact, and it will show generations to come that you helped to guarantee our freedom, that for every drop of blood shed, countless tears flowed. We all sadly miss you, and appreciate and will never forget your unselfish sacrifice.
He gave everything that he could for us.
God Bless Him.
Thirty five years ago Lee Albert Keith and I went through basic training together at Ft Bliss, Texas. These were tough times as Lee had a son, Mark, and a young wife Debbie. He cherished them both. At the end of basic, eight weeks, Lee went to AIT in California and I to Arizona. I never saw Lee again. I received a telegram announcing the death of Lee due to hostile fire while serving his country in Viet Nam. I have kept that telegram for thirty five years to constantly remind me of his ultimate sacrifice and for the fact that Freedom is not Free.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallCharlie Company, 2/27th Infantry, lost eleven men on 23 Feb 1969 during operations in Tay Ninh Province:
One of six children born to Mary Elene and Howard Harvey Keith, Lee married Deborah Ann Torres on 20 Nov 1966 in Jefferson County, Texas.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 12/08/2004