Second Lieutenant McKeon, Jr. was killed in World War II on 15 July 1944. He had been badly wounded during the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. He was subsequently buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His parents, Francis H. A. McKeon, Colonel, United States Army (11 December 1893-14 February 1982) and Mary R. Moore McKeon (15 December 1891-13 May 1977) are buried in the same gravesite.
Colonel McKeon had served on the Mexican Border, in World War I and World War II.
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MCKEON, FRANCIS H A JR
- 2ND LT USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/15/1921
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 819-5
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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