Editorial: Long overdue honor for Master Sgt. Keeble

"Woodrow Wilson Keeble will join select company March 3 at the White House. It was for heroism in battle in the Korean War that the soldiers he led - and saved - were convinced he deserved the Medal of Honor.

It's a pity Keeble won't be at the White House ceremony. He died in 1982.

But family members will be there.

It was too long in coming and for that reason almost didn't. The Army said the recommendations of Keeble's war buddies that he receive the medal, submitted twice, were lost. Then the legal deadline passed from the time of the heroic action, and only Congress could supersede the time limit.

It did. North Dakota's two senators and those from South Dakota accomplished it, fitting since Keeble was born in South Dakota, but counted North Dakota home."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Medal of Honor long overdue (The Bismarck Tribune 2/26)

Appropriations Act:
H.R.2206 | Summary | Detailed Summary | President's Statement on Congressional Passage of the War Supplemental

Relevant Links:
National Native American Veterans Association - http://www.nnava.org

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