RUSSELL F KECK
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

RUSSELL FORREST KECK

WALL NAME

RUSSELL F KECK

PANEL / LINE

20E/30

DATE OF BIRTH

09/25/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/18/1967

HOME OF RECORD

OKMULGEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Okmulgee County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RUSSELL FORREST KECK
POSTED ON 4.6.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

War drew us from our homeland
In the sunlit springtime of our youth.
Those who did not come back alive remain
in perpetual springtime -- forever young --
And a part of them is with us always.
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POSTED ON 3.30.2023

President Johnson’s Draft Response to Mr. and Mrs. Keck Regarding their Son's Death

CPL Russell F. Keck died in Vietnam on May 18, 1967. He was 20 years old. “Rusty” served as a Machine Gun Squad Leader with Company A, Battalion Landing Team 1/3, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade. He was killed in action during Operation Beau Charger in Quang Tin Province on May 18, 1967. Russell was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his "courageous actions, bold initiative, intrepid fighting spirit and sincere concern for others." In long letters to President Johnson, Keck’s parents expressed their anger and grief at losing their son. Johnson’s draft reply (image), with its layers of revised and rejected phrases, reveals his struggle to respond. [Taken from docsteach.org]
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POSTED ON 11.23.2019
POSTED BY: Dave McEvoy

Navy Cross

This hero saved my father's life on his fateful day. Forever grateful. RIP.

Dave McEvoy
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POSTED ON 11.8.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Russell Keck, Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Veterans’ Day weekend. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Russell Forrest Keck, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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