WILLIAM H. KEEN, ENS, USN

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Lucky Bag

From the 1948-B Lucky Bag:

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WILLIAM HARVEY KEEN

MILFORD, ILLINOIS

Take a long lean frame . . . hook on a face with a perpetual grin . . . add a cheerful personality . . . that's Bill . . . rapid almost eager conversation as though born of pleasure experienced from knowing enough about the subject to be able to put the words together . . . employing a sense of humor that won him friends from the start . . . seldom seen angry . . . almost always a congenial good-natured guy . . . easy to get along with . . . not at all deceptive in action . . . straight forward. . . friendly. The girl back home did not keep him away from dragging ... his main interest outside of the business affairs of the Log and the Press Detail. A background of business experience gave him necessary skill to keep the Log in order ... a task that occupied a lot of his time but did not prevent him from keeping up those aggravating academics. Very much interested in aviation . . . his salty cap was well known in the halls of Bancroft until the O.D. saw it . . . fresh air fiend ... to the discomfort of his wife ... a lover of plenty of sleep . . . the words . . . leave quietly please were often heard from the depths of his pillow. A likable fellow with more character assets than liabilities.

Bill was the LOG Business Manager and a member of the Public Relations Committee. He graduated from the 14th Company with the class of 1948-B in June 1948. (The top half of the class academically, designated 1948-A, graduated in June 1947 as the last wartime-accelerated class.)

1948-B 14th Company

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Life and Loss

Can't find anything on Bill's loss, except that it was an aircraft accident on March 17, 1950. He was born on January 27, 1924, and is buried in Illinois.

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Class Navigation

Class of 1948
William is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.
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