Woodrow W. Keeble Photo

Woodrow W. Keeble

Born: May 16, 1917

Death: Jan 28, 1982

Birthplace: Waubay

Nationality: United States

Woodrow W. Keeble

Date of Birth : May 16, 1917
Date of Death : Jan 28, 1982
Birth Place : Waubay

Woodrow Wilson Keeble was a U.S. Army National Guard combat 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 federally recognized tribe of Dakota people. On March 3, 2008, following a long campaign by his family and the congressional delegations of both North and South Dakota, President George W. Bush posthumously awarded Keeble the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on October 20, 1951, in the Korean War. Keeble had previously been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for these actions in 1952, and although he was wounded at least twice in World War II and three times in Korea, he had received only two Purple Hearts; later he was credited with four Purple Hearts.

Also known as

  • Woodrow Keeble

Awards Won

  • Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Silver Star
  • Distinguished Service Cross
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