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A Hero Will be Laid to Rest Tomorrow in Arlington(10/24/07)

Posted on 10/23/2007 7:35:27 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative

Walter Lee Keesceker, my uncle, will be laid to rest tomorrow in Arlington National Cemetery. The service starts at 9AM. I do know he was a member of the Utah GOP Party I remember looking at all of his party cards he had.

His obit:

Walter Lee (Bobby) Keesecker 72, of Layton, Utah and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va, died August 10, 2007 at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born February 4, 1935 in Martinsburg, WV, He was a member of the Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren. He was a member of the Clearfield Veterans of Foreign War.

He was married for 49 years to his beloved wife who passed away in 2004. A sister and two half-brothers, also preceded him in death.

Walter retired as CWO4, the highest enlisted rank given by the United State Army, in 1987 after 35 years of service, during which he served numerous tours in Germany and two tours in Viet Nam for which he received a Legion of Merit Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Med-al, Vietnam Service Medal w/Silver and Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct and Occupation Medals.

Upon military retirement he served for 5 years as Director of Logistics, for the U.S. State Department at the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, an agency for international development where he coordinated the United States responses to world disasters.

He is survived by his daughter and husband and two grandsons, a sister, and husband and a number of nieces and nephews

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. on 24 Oct at 9:00. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or your local unit of the American Cancer Society designated for research.


TOPICS: Announcements
KEYWORDS: veterans

1 posted on 10/23/2007 7:35:28 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Rest in Peace Brother.

I wish I could make it.


2 posted on 10/23/2007 7:36:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative; Kathy in Alaska

ping.


3 posted on 10/23/2007 7:37:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

How proud of him you must be.

Hugs.


4 posted on 10/23/2007 7:41:37 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

God Bless the Chief and his family.


5 posted on 10/23/2007 7:42:58 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Rest In Peace.

A true American hero.


6 posted on 10/23/2007 7:43:21 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Global warming my butt! It's getting cold here.)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Prayers for you and your family in this time of grief. Your uncle sounds like one great guy, and now he’s in one great place.


7 posted on 10/23/2007 7:48:33 PM PDT by Paul Heinzman
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Rest in Peace Walter.


8 posted on 10/23/2007 7:50:04 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I’m sorry for your loss. God bless you.


9 posted on 10/23/2007 7:56:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America: “the most benign hegemon in history.”—Mark Steyn)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

May he rest in peace.


10 posted on 10/23/2007 7:57:52 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Duncan Hunter .....................a man of his word.)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace, brave Chief.


11 posted on 10/23/2007 8:02:56 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

“I consider it no sacrifice to die for my country. In my mind, we came here to thank God that men like these have lived rather than to regret that they have died.”

General George S. Patton


12 posted on 10/23/2007 8:29:21 PM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative; Jet Jaguar; laurenmarlowe; StarCMC; AZamericonnie; MS.BEHAVIN; ...

TAPS

CWO4 Walter Lee (Bobby) Keesecker USA


Amazing Grace

13 posted on 10/23/2007 9:02:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

One Day every tear will be wiped away.

Rest in Peace.


14 posted on 10/23/2007 9:06:59 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Santa Fe_Conservative

Rest In Peace CWO4 Walter Lee (Bobby) Keesecker USA


15 posted on 10/23/2007 9:09:39 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Santa Fe_Conservative

REST IN PEACE
CWO4 WALTER LEE KEESECKER
BRAVE WARRIOR
YOU ARE OUR HERO

HERO'S RESTING PLACE
[CLICK]


16 posted on 10/23/2007 9:17:50 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Well done, sir, rest in peace!

Prayers for you and your family.


17 posted on 10/23/2007 9:50:30 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

God speed, Walter, and THANK YOU!

18 posted on 10/24/2007 12:48:32 AM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat-"ic" about democrats.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


19 posted on 10/24/2007 2:54:52 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
Rest in peace, Walter Lee Keesceker. Welcome home...and thank you.

 

The Mansions of the Lord
Click the picture for music

Click to hear "Mansions of the Lord"

To fallen soldiers let us sing
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding, no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
Just divine embrace, eternal light
To the Mansions of the Lord.

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
Through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord.

 


20 posted on 10/24/2007 5:06:45 AM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; Diva Betsy Ross; beachn4fun; StarCMC; ...

A Tribute to All Veterans

21 posted on 10/24/2007 5:25:48 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (DC scandals. Republicans address them, Democrats reelect them. (Tom De Lay 8/30/07))
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Walter Lee (Bobby) Keesecker
God Rest Your Soul.

(man I wish I could see the cemetary from here)


22 posted on 10/24/2007 6:22:04 AM PDT by beachn4fun ("Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of All Who Threaten It")
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I am grateful for men like this
Rest In Peace Brave Warrior,
Walter Lee (Bobby) Keesecker
Thank You For The Freedoms We Enjoy.

23 posted on 10/24/2007 8:23:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Rest well, Walter Lee Keesceker... soldier and patriot. God bless him!


24 posted on 10/24/2007 12:06:26 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (hillery-rotten & her flying-monkeys in 08? OVER MY DEAD BODY, WitCh™!!)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

RIP and God’s Speed Chief.

Salute!!


25 posted on 10/24/2007 12:08:36 PM PDT by sargunner (RIP Tonk)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I noticed that your Uncle also had to battle leukemia, they should have medals for that. God Bless you, your Uncle and the other members of the family , who supported his time in the service to our Country.


26 posted on 10/24/2007 12:45:52 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

God bless and comfort each of you. Deepest thanks and appreciation for the service of this patriot.


27 posted on 10/24/2007 2:15:09 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: LUV W

Ohh you have me in tears with that song! Thank you so much!


28 posted on 10/25/2007 12:44:33 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: All

Thank you all so much for your support, thoughts, and prayers. Can’t tell you how much it means coming from strangers online :)


29 posted on 10/25/2007 12:46:07 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I love it, too, and can’t preview it without crying.

God rest his soul!


30 posted on 10/25/2007 1:46:17 PM PDT by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
My condolences and prayers to your family.

However, the obit does not pay proper respect to your loved one.

“retired as CWO4, the highest enlisted rank given by the United State Army”

Chief Warrant Officer Four is not an enlisted rank. He was an officer. And in 1987 when he retired, CWO4 was the highest rank of the Warrant Officer Corps.

31 posted on 10/26/2007 9:24:12 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative; Salvation

Rest in peace Walter Lee Keesceker. Thank you for your service.

Salvation...ping please?


32 posted on 10/27/2007 11:32:52 AM PDT by trussell (I'm a FREDeralist!)
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To: SAMS

Ah, thanks for the infomation! I don’t know who wrote it nor am I familiar with the CWO ranks. Guess I have to wiki it :)


33 posted on 10/27/2007 12:00:58 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I’m grateful for his life and his service to our country. May God comfort your family.


34 posted on 10/27/2007 5:21:21 PM PDT by AprilfromTexas
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ..
Prayer ping.

Please post your replies for this soldier and his family.  


Please know that I am praying for this soldier and his family.   May God provide healing in this situation.

Blessings,
[Salvation for] trussell


If you want on/off trussell's prayer ping list, please let Salvation know. All requests happily honored.


36 posted on 10/27/2007 9:11:46 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Respect and regards to all those he loved.


37 posted on 10/27/2007 9:11:47 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (With "Republicans" like this, who needs Democrats?)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I join in prayer for you and all the loved ones! Thank God for this hero!


38 posted on 10/27/2007 9:20:18 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Prayers for your loss, may he rest in peace.


39 posted on 10/28/2007 5:41:19 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Super Mom! Able to remove stains and shrink clothes in a single load.)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
May God comfort and keep you as you grieve your loss.

Carolyn

40 posted on 10/28/2007 6:01:12 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Tears here. I’ll be saying prayers for him this morning at Mass. He was one amazing American...cut from the same mold as the Lexington Minutemen on the town green and the Concord Minutemen on the North Bridge. That’s what being an American is all about. Godspeed.


41 posted on 10/28/2007 6:09:28 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

God rest your uncle. He was an outstanding American and man. You have my sympathies. May his memory bring you comfort.


42 posted on 11/07/2007 3:28:19 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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