From a contemporary press report:
Keith Michael Witt, 56, a Sergeant Major who retired in 1993 from the Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, died September 25, 2001, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia. He had multiple sclerosis.
He was a native of San Diego and a resident of Springfield. He graduated from the Army Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. His 30-year career, largely in personnel work, included tours in Vietnam, France, Belgium and Italy.
He was a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kathryn A. Witt of Springfield; two children, Lloyd R. Witt of Steamwood, Ill., and Elizabeth A. Witt-Lee of Manassas; a sister; and three grandchildren.
WITT, KEITH M.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. Beloved husband of Kathryn A. Witt. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a sister, and three grandchildren. Funeral services at Old Chapel, Ft. Myer, Virginia at 1 p.m. with burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or the MS Society.
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