Allison L. Keyes – Command Sergeant Major, United States Army

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Retired Army Command Sergeant Major, ALLISON L. KEYES, decorated combat veteran who fought in three wars will be buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 1, 1998. The Maryland native died June 17, 1998 of kidney failure in Sacramento, California. He was 77.

In 1939, Allison Keyes joined the New York National Guard, which became part of the regular Army during World War II. He served with the occupational forces in Japan, fought in the Korean War and did two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.

CSM Keyes is survived by sons, William and Leonard of Sacramento, California, Alfred of Perth Amboy, New Jersey and Alan of Darnestown, Maryland; a daughter, Alice Keyes of Bronx, New York; 12 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Son, Alan L. Keyes, served as an Ambassador to the United Nations and Assistant Secretary of State during the Reagan Administration. He was a 1996 Republican Presidential candidate.

A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, July 1 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Martin's Church, 201 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, Maryland. CSM Allison Keyes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. next to his wife, the late Gerthina Quick Keyes, who died in August 1988.

KEYES, ALLISON L
CSM   US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/30/1920
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/17/1998
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 69  SITE 4082
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

KEYES, GERTHINA A

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/13/1920
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/25/1988
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 69  SITE 4082
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF KEYES, ALLISON L
    CSM US ARMY
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