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Gen Donald R Keith
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1927
Ludington
Mason County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 2004

US Army General. Born 31 January 1927 in Ludington, Michigan. During World War II, he served in the Army as an enlisted soldier. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1949 and was commissioned a field artillery Second lieutenant. He received his bachelor's degree from the Academy and a Master's Degree from Columbia University in 1958, preceding a faculty assignment at West Point. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Akron in 1982. Some of his key duty assignments were: Jan 69 to Jul 70: Commander, 36th Artillery Group, U.S. Army , Europe Jul 70 to Jun 71: Executive Officer, Office of the Chief of Research and Development, U.S. Army , Washington, D.C. Aug 71 to Aug 72 Director, Research and Analysis Directorate, Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Sep 72 to May 74 Director of Developments, Office, Chief of Research and Development, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. May 74 to Oct 76 Director of Weapon Systems, Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, U.S. Army , Washington, D.C. Oct 76 to Oct 77 Commanding General, U.S. Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Oct 77 to Dec 77 Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Dec 77 to Aug 81 Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Aug 81 to Jun 84 Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command, Alexandria, Virginia. General Keith attended the following military schools: Ground General School, Field Artillery School, Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and numerous foreign awards and service ribbons. He retired from military service on June 28 1984. (bio by: Cindy) 
 
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  Erika Krausse Keith (1929 - 2005)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30 Site 418 RH
 
Created by: Cindy
Record added: Nov 06, 2004
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- Ed. McConnell
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- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
God bless you on your birthday and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013
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