Ft. Hood soldier dies from terminal illness

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 2:01pm

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died from a terminal illness in Temple, Texas, on Sunday.

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dallas Keas, 44, whose home of record is listed as Bixby, Okla., entered active duty service in July 2007 as an air defense enhanced early warning operator. He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, Fort Hood, since November 2012.

Keas deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2009 to February 2010.

Keas' awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.



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