From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Cleo Keen '32

Date of birth: November 17, 1909

Date of death: November 20, 1936

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Cleo was lost on November 20, 1936 when the plane he was piloting crashed near Friendship, Maryland. The enlisted man aboard was also killed; both were stationed at Quantico, Virginia.

Cleo was survived by his parents and his brother and is buried in Missouri.


The 1933 Navy Directory lists Cleo as attending "Marine Corps schools" in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. In 1934 he was at the Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA as a member of the "Post and Staff". In 1935 he is listed at NAS Pensacola, Florida as a 1LT. He earned his wings as naval aviator #4174 on January 6, 1936.

The 1936 Navy Directory lists him in "AC1 1st Mar Brig FMF Mar Bks Quantico VA"

Class of 1932

Cleo is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 on Virtual Memorial Hall.