C Brett Keister

Death 5 Sep 2005 (aged 57)
Burial Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 11699155 · View Source
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C. Brett Keister, 57, East Berlin, died Monday morning at his residence. The proud Veteran of the United States Army was decorated just last month by The Order of the Silver Rose for his service during the Vietnam War. Keister served as State Council Representative of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 542, Harrisburg, PA. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Post 76 Harrisburg and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7530 Lower Allen, as well as the Dillsburg American Legion. He was active in all groups as a leader and speaker for all Veterans. Born in Harrisburg, he graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1966, before joining the U.S. Army and serving in the 119th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. He completed his service with an honorable discharge from the armed forces in May 1974. He worked for the Department of Defense Logistics in Mechanicsburg and prior to that for IBM. He took pride in his love of sports and children, serving as a little league baseball and soccer coach for many youths in the Camp Hill area. He loved baseball especially, cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Phillies, and as recently as July still was on the diamond playing in his family's annual summer baseball game at the Doubleday Farm near Carlisle. He is survived by his son, Donald of Camp Hill; wife, Cathy of East Berlin; mother, Elizabeth Martin and brother, Jeffrey Keister of Harrisburg; aunt and uncle, Linda and Harold Keister of Enola; and his extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald. Funeral Friday at Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill, followed by burial at Indiantown Gap. [Harrisburg Patriot-News]

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