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Lieutenant General
Geoffrey Keyes
Geoffrey Keyes
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General)
Three Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born October 30, 1888
place/birth Fort Bayard, Grant County,
New Mexico
Died September 17, 1967 (aged 78)
Place/death Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Washington, D.C.
Cause/death
Buried at West Point Cemetery
Spouse Leila Harrison
(m. - 1956; her death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname
Nationality European American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 3561

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[File: United States Military Academy Cadet West Point, New York 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: 6th Cavalry Regiment [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: United States Military Academy French Instructor West Point, New York 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: United States Military Academy French Instructor West Point, New York 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: 6th Cavalry Regiment [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: 156th Depot Brigade Camp Jackson, South Carolina 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: Office, Inspector General Washington, D.C. 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: Southeastern Department Assistant Department
Inspector
Charleston, South Carolina 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: Office, Inspector General Washington, D.C. 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: - Assistant Department
Inspector
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: 6th Cavalry Regiment [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: United States Military Academy Instructor West Point, New York 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: Cavalry School Instructor Fort Riley, Kansas 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: 2nd Cavalry Regiment [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: Panama Canal Division Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4) US Army General Staff Insignia Major Quarry Heights, Panama Canal 07.28.1927 05.06.1928
[[File: Panama Canal Division Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2) US Army General Staff Insignia Major Quarry Heights, Panama Canal 05.07.1928 06.30.1929
[[File: Panama Canal Division Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3) US Army General Staff Insignia Major Quarry Heights, Panama Canal 07.01.1929 06.25.1930
2nd Squadron,
12th Cavalry Regiment
Commanding Officer Major Fort Brown, Texas 09.19.1930 05.00.1931
12th Cavalry Regiment Commanding Officer Major Fort Brown, Texas 09.19.1930 11.05.1930
Cavalry School Chief, Department of Tactics Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Fort Riley, Kansas 09.00.1933 06.00.1936
13th Cavalry Regiment Executive Officer Lieutenant Colonel Fort Knox, Kentucky 08.31.1937 05.00.1938
7th Cavalry Brigade Executive Officer Lieutenant Colonel Fort Knox, Kentucky 05.00.1938 04.10.1939
War Department General Staff Chief, Supply &
Transportation Branch (G-4)
US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 07.01.1939 06.30.1940
[[File: 2nd Armored Division Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Colonel
Brigadier General
Fort Benning, Georgia 07.02.1940 01.06.1942
[[File: 3rd Armored Division Commanding General Brigadier General Camp Polk, Louisiana 00.00.1942 00.00.1942
[[File: 9th Armored Division Commanding General Major General Fort Riley, Kansas 06.00.1942 11.01.1942
Western Task Force Deputy Commanding General Major General North Africa 11.00.1942 02.00.1943
[[File: I Armored Corps Commanding General Major General North Africa 02.00.1943 07.00.1943
[[File: Seventh United States Army Deputy Commanding General Major General Sicily, Italy 07.00.1943 09.00.1943
Provisional Corps Commanding General Major General Sicily, Italy 07.15.1943 09.00.1943
[[File: II United States Corps Commanding General Major General
Lieutenant General
European Theater 01.00.1944 10.10.1945
[[File: Seventh United States Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Heidelberg, Germany 09.08.1945 03.31.1946
[[File: Third United States Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Germany 04.01.1946 01.10.1947
[[File: United States Forces Austria Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant General Austria 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: United States Forces Austria Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant General Austria 05.17.1947 09.19.1950
[[File: Allied Council of the Allied Commission United States Member Lieutenant General Austria 05.17.1947 09.19.1950
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Distinguished Service Medal
(two oak leaf clusters)
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star
(one oak leaf cluster)
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Service Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (7 stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(one silver service star; two bronze Service Stars)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
("Austria" clasp)
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
II US Corps II United States Army Corps
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
(Former Wartime Service patch)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bar (x7)
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of the Bath British Order of the Bath Companion
Order of the White Lion (II Class) Czech Order of the White Lion II Class
War Cross 1939-1945 (Czech) Czech War Cross 1939-1945
Legion of Honour (Commander) French Order of the Legion of Honour Officer / Commander
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War 1939-1945 "Palm"
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Grand Officer) Italian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus Grand Officer
Medal of Valor (Italy) Italian Silver Medal of Military Valor
Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Officer) Moroccan Order of Ouissam Alaouite Grand Officer
VATICAN Order of St. Gregory the Great Vatican Order of St. Gregory the Great unknown class


Silver Medal of Military Valor - 05 Jun 1944 (presented by General Roberto Bencivenga)

Battles/WarsEdit

Mexican Expedition

World War I

World War II

Korean War

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

  • Wife: Leila Harrison Keyes
  • Father: Alexander S. B. Keyes, LTC USA
  • Mother: Virginia Maxwell
  • Paternal Grandfather: Edward L. Keyes
  • Paternal Grandmother: Lucy Brooks
  • Maternal Grandfather: Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell
  • Maternal Grandmother: Maria de la Luz Beaubien

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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