Keski, Keith


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 20-Dec-1948

Hometown: Michigamme, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Jul-1968

Start of tour: 2-Dec-1968

Incident date: 17-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 17-Apr-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Keith Keski was killed while driver of a military vehicle on combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Driver of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 458 580

Place of interment: LakeView Cemetery, Michigamme, Michigan, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 27W 101 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)