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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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