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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

Beginning Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 the Beauregard Parish Library will reopen with limited services and hours. See branch hours and service details here. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore services safely.

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Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

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James David Lee Keel

Lest We Forget


Date of Birth: December 30, 1931
Place of Birth: Rosepine, Louisiana
Date of Death: October 16, 1951
Burial Site: Sealed casket was buried 4/52, Cypress Creek Cemetery in Vernon Parish.
Address of Record: 325 N. Stewart St., DeRidder, LA
Spouse: None
Children: None
Parents: Aubrey and Willie Mae Keel
Siblings: Joy Keel and Marvin Keel
School(s): Rosepine High School
Affiliations:Cypress Creek Baptist Church in Rosepine
Interests:Horseback riding and helping others

Military Career - Korean War

Branch: U. S. Army
Rank: Sergeant
Serial Number: 25563768
Decorations: Unknown
Unit: 16th Recon. Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Tank Battalion
Battle or Circumstance: Unknown
Circumstances of Death: Killed in Action
Comments: Joined the National Guard - then basic training at Ft Polk - armored tank training at Ft Knox - back to Polk, where he volunteered for duty in Korea.


  • Barbara Ann Farris (Niece)
    139 Collins Loop
    DeRidder, LA 70634
  • Beauregard War Monument and VA files.
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Contact us:
  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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