Keefe, Richard Carlysle, MSG Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
11F-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1967-1968, 12th Cavalry Regiment/2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1956 - 1968




Ranger
Master Sergeant


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1936
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston
Last Address
Houston

Casualty Date
Jan 07, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 070

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1st Cavalry Division


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07 Jan 1968 A and C Companies, 2nd Bn, 1... posted by QM Putnam, William (Randy, Black Magot), SSG 41
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Recoilless Rifle
Carbine

 
 Unit Assignments
12th Cavalry Regiment/2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment
  1967-1968, 12th Cavalry Regiment/2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Brad & Debby Carter
bdskcar@lcc.net

Friday, May 14, 1999
 
 
Brad & Debby Carter
bdskcar@LCC.NET
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Sunday, May 16, 1999
 
 
Brad & Debby Carter
bdskcar@lcc.net
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Wednesday, May 19, 1999
 
 My Father
Posted for: RICHARD CARLYSLE KEEFE:
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I would love to hear from you if you knew my dad or any of the details concerning the crash of the "charlie-charlie" helicopter.
God Bless, A daughter
Posted by: Debby Carter
Email:
Relationship: He is my father
Friday, August 4, 2000
 
  MSG Keefe
Posted for: RICHARD CARLYSLE KEEFE:
He was the Senior S2 Sergeant for the 2/12 Cav in the Que Son Valley. On 7 Jan 68, he departed LZ Ross to assist the Battalion Commander in his attempt to add command and control to the battlefield during a tough fight against the 3rd NVA Regiment. His helicopter was shot down. He and all on board perished. He was an honorable man.
Posted by: CPT Thomas Pike
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001
 
 HEART & SOUL
Posted for: RICHARD CARLYSLE KEEFE:
RICHARD KEEFE, the S2 NCO of the 2/12 of the 1st Cav Div (Airmobile), was the heart and soul of the battalion's intelligence unit. He was the point of contact for the individual rifle companies where "the rubber met the highway".

It was an honor and privilege to have served with him.

Roger L. Kehrier
Commanding Officer
B/2/12
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Monday, January 14, 2002

Debby Carter
bdskcar@txucom.net
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MSG Richard Keefe(right) Lt Stone (Left)
Friends in Vietnam
The photograph was taken in late 1967 - they were both killed on 1/7/1968
 

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MSG Keefe interrogating prisoners

MSG Keefe
Posted for: RICHARD CARLYSLE KEEFE:

MSG Keefe was the Senior S2 NCO (Sergeant) for the 212 Cavalry in the Que Son Valley. On 7 Jan 68, he departed LZ Ross to assist the Battalion Commander in his attempt to add command and control to the battlefield during a tough fight against the 3rd NVA Regiment. His helicopter was shot down by NVA AAA, and he and all on board perished. Among his many contributions to the unit, MSG Keefe was one of the key players in disseminating key intelligence warning of an impending NVA attack on LZ Ross and LZ Leslie. That attack took place a few days prior to his death. As a direct result of MSG Keefe's efforts, as well as others, the 212 Cavalry's basecamps were well fortified and the unit was prepared for the 3 Jan 68 attacks. All honor to his name. Omnia reliquit servare republicam.

thomas.pike1@us.army.mil
Posted by: LTC Thomas Pike
Email: thomas.pike1@us.army.mil
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