KEITH V HARRISON
HOME : ROSEBURG, OR
Plaque : Wall 2, Row A, Col 3
Keith V. Harrison was born and grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. He was born Jan.20th 1923 to Hugh and Alice Harrison. He was a graduate of Roseburg High School where he was a center on the football team. He was drafted into the Army in Sept. 1943 and inducted at Ft. Lewis,Wa. He was sent to the 70th Division at camp Adair, Or. The 70th Division became known as the trailblazers. He finished basic training there and was promoted to staff sgt. training haevy machine gunners, when the division was finished training, it was sent to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. for combat training and going overseas. When ready, the division was sent to Camp Mile Standish, Ma. Keith went overseas on the USS West Point and landed at Marseille France. He moved north with the 3rd Army and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. After the Bulge, he fought in the hills of Vosage mountains and towards the German border. He was fighting in the streets of a town called Forbach when he was hit by a sniper on Feb. 22, 1945 and died 6 days later. He was buried there but was re buried in Roseburg, Oregon after the war.
BRONZE STAR COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE, PURPLE HEART, EUROPE AFRICAN MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGN, GOOD CONDUCT, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN
Theatre of Operation
WORLD WAR II / EUROPE/ KILLED IN ACTION