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Daniel Joseph Keogh

Rank: Private
Street: 901 F Street
Town/Village: Sparks, Nevada
Civil Parish: Drumlish
Catholic Parish: Drumlish
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Cartron, Drumlish, Co Longford
Census 1901: N/A
Census 1911: N/A
Regiment/Unit: U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Regiment,3rd Battalion Company "L"
Regiment Number: 56136795
Date of Death: 17-03-1953
Cause: Killed in Action, North Korea

Daniel, better known as Danny, was born in Drumlish. He later moved to the United States in 1949, living initatlly with an aunt in Sparks, Nevada, and worked for the Sierra Power Co. and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

 Danny was drafted into the US Army on the 10 September 1953, to fight in the Korean War. He was killed in action on St Patrick's Day, which is believed to have been his first day at the front. Danny passed away on Hill 355 This was an area in North Korea called Ponwang nicknamed "Little Gibraltar" by UN troops due to its shape.

For his service, Danny was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Parents Names: Son of Mr and Mrs D.J. Keogh, Drumlish

Link to ABMC entry; Photo, Longford Leader 9th May 1953; Longford man killed, Longford Leader 2 May 1953; Funeral of Longford Soldier, Longford Leader, 9 May 1953; A Korea Casualty, Leitrim Observer 9 May 1953;

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