Keith William Nolan

Keith William Nolan

Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Death 19 Feb 2009 (aged 44)
Weldon Spring, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: seeking burial information at this time
Memorial ID 145081792 · View Source
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American military historian, focusing on the various campaigns of the Vietnam War. He was born in Webster Groves, Missouri; his father was a junior college history instructor who was also a Marine veteran. Nolan obtained a history degree from Webster University.

Keith Nolan, a historian who has spent his entire working life writing about the Viet Nam War, died today in Weldon Spring, Missouri after a fourteen month struggle with lung cancer. His first book, The Battle for Hue, was written when he still a teenager.

Born in Webster Groves, Missouri Keith graduated from Webster University with a B.A. in History and has written eleven books on the war with an additional book in progress at the time of his death. That last book was to have told the story of the 1/1 Cavalry from training at Fort Hood in 1967 to the completion of its years in Vietnam in 1972. Unfortunately, Keith had only finished up through the end of 1968 at the time of his death. A shortened book might possibly be published this year.

Keith was made an honorary member of the First Regiment of Dragoons for telling part of their story in his book, Into Laos.

He is survived by his father, William Francis Nolan; mother Ulla Andersson Nolan; brother Erik Nolan; daughter Anna Britt Nolan; and special friend, Kristin Lynn Halbert.

At Keith’s request there will be no funeral or memorial services.

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