Thomas P. Keogh

Date of Birth: 10/08/1947
High School:
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SSGT
Date of Casualty: 07/07/1972
Province of Casualty: Bien Hoa
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 16
Panel Row: 8

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"Tommy" Keogh never held back his laughter. He reveled in card playing and slapstick routines, and would repeat anything funny he heard on television to anyone who would listen. He enlisted in the Army in 1954 at the age of 17 and spent a year and a half in Germany. Three tours of duty in Vietnam followed for the aircraft maintenance repairman, the last with the 146th Aviation Company of the 224th Aviation Battalion. Keogh died in a truck accident on July 7, 1972. The 24-year-old staff sergeant died before he could see his newborn daughter. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, a brother who served with the Special Forces in Vietnam, and two sisters.

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