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Woodrow W. Keeble

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Woodrow W. Keeble

U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a Sioux Native American tribe add

Category: Politics

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (70%), Alabama (20%), Republic of Korea (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Alabama, South Dakota, Donald Rumsfeld

Linked to: United States Army, Chicago White Sox, United Nations




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Woodrow W. Keeble was born in 1917 add something


Despite its "ad hoc" formation, the Americal Division fought well at Guadalcanal, the 164th taking on a key role in the defeat of a major Japanese offensive in October 1942 add something


The 164th landed on Guadalcanal on October 13, 1942, to help the battered First Marine Division, which had suffered heavy losses while clearing the South Pacific island of Japanese add something


Korean War - The 164th Infantry Regiment was reactivated in 1951 during the Korean War; they trained at Camp Rucker, Alabama add something


The summer and fall of 1951 were particularly deadly for both sides as the war moved into its second year add something


The 24th Division was in the central area of the Korean peninsula when, on October 13, 1951, the Division was called upon to take a series of steep mountains protecting a major Chinese supply depot in the town of Kumsong add something


Master Sergeant Woodrow W. Keeble distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Sangsan-ni, Korea, on October 20, 1951 add something


In 1967, he married Blossom Iris Crawford-Hawkins , the first Sioux woman to complete a Doctorate of Education add something

Woodrow W. Keeble died in 1982 add something


Keeble died January 28, 1982, and is buried in Sisseton, South Dakota add something


I began working with Master Sergeant Keeble's family and tribal officials on resolving this long overdue issue in the spring of 2002, and I will continue to work with Defense officials to ensure that this legendary soldier receives the final and most distinguished honor he deserves add something


Senator Conrad and North Dakota Adjutant General Michael Haugen presented Keeble's family with a duplicate set of his medals on May 30, 2006, at the Wahpeton Armory add something


In 2007, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, notified the four Dakota senators that a statute of limitations would prevent the Medal of Honor to be granted add something


In May 2007, the congressional funding bill for Iraq included language to grant a waiver of the statute of limitations for awarding a Medal of Honor to Woodrow W. Keeble, enabling the President to sign off on the recommendation, dependent on the Secretary of Defense's recommendation for the upgrade add something


President Bush signed the legislation on May 24, 2007 add something


Unfortunately, she died quite suddenly on June 3, 2007 before the honor became a reality add something


Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. - Woodrow W. Keeble of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate was honored with the Medal of Honor in 2007, after a long campaign by members of his family


In February 2008, the White House announced that Keeble would receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for March 3 add something


Following a long campaign by his family and the congressional delegations of both North and South Dakota, on March 3, 2008, President George W. Bush posthumously awarded Keeble the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War. Keeble had previously been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with V device for Valor, the Bronze Star for merit, and the Combat Infantryman Badge add something


On March 17, 2008, the South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, before a joint session of the State Congress, officially proclaimed the date to be forever commemorated as Woodrow Wilson Keeble Day in the state of South Dakota add something


In May 2008, the school celebrated its 100th anniversary and named a new dormitory for Keeble add something


On May 17, 2008, his tombstone was replaced with a Medal of Honor headstone add something


It was dedicated during a special celebration on July 4, 2008 add something


On July 23, 2008, North Dakota Governor John Hoeven posthumously presented Keeble with the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, The award recognizes present or former North Dakotans who achieve national recognition in their fields of endeavor add something