Veterans' Memorial Project

Richard Charles O’Keefe

Wilmette, IL

Korean War

College: Applied Life Studies

Graduation Year: 1951

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Corporal

Date of Birth: 07/28/1930

Date of Death: 07/23/1953

Cpl. O’Keefe served with the 196th Field Artillery Battalion, X Corps. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. Cpl. O’Keefe earned the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal. He is buried at All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Illinois.

– submitted by Dane Luhrsen; information also taken from Web sites above and University and public records

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