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KEITH DALE MEHAFFEY


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I am correcting an error(my error) about PFC Mehaffey's death(10/21/1969)

    Posted on 10/21/13 - by Wm. A. (Bo) Preis
    My brother Mark Preis and Keith Mehaffey died on Oct. 21, 1969. However, they were in different provinces when they were killed, not in the same foxhole as I stated previously.
    I had heard a rumor that Mark died while on patrol with another infantryman who also was killed at the same time. This was not true.
    I know that Mark was brave and strong in his last days; I feel certain that Keith was brave and strong also.

    Thanks PFC K, Mehaffey and PFC Mark Preis

    Wm. A. (Bo) Preis

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  • NOT FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 10/21/13 - by J
    HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY KEITH.REST IN PEACE.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Keith Dale Mehaffey, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • It was Mark J. Preis who died with Keith Mehaffey-Bo Pries(Mark's brother)

    Posted on 9/8/13 - by Bo Preis
    Mark J. Preis(not Mak j. Preis)
  • Keith died in the same foxhole as my brother, Mak j. Preis

    Posted on 9/8/13 - by Bo Preis
    Mark(Army PFC,age 23 y.o.), who was 1+yrs. older than me , died in same foxhole with Marine PFC Keith Mehaffey. They were on patrol together with their platoon leader when they came under ARVN mortar attack. Their platoon leader directed them to a nearby foxhole;it wasn't big enough for 3, so he(the 2nd Lt.),went to find another. Within seconds, Keith and Mark were killed;the Lt. was uninjured.

    Mark was awarded the Bronze Star. Mark was strong and brave; I'm certain that Keith was also.
    Thank You, Keith,
    Bo Preis e-mail; bopreis@verizon.net
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