William J. Keith
H Division
USS West Virginia

William J. Keith, Hospital Corpsman 1/c, born April 7, 1922, North Weymouth, MA. Education: high school, Wentworth Institute, diesel mechanics. He joined the USN Aug. 21, 1940, and was stationed in Newport, RI, for boot camp; USS West Virginia and USS Chester.
Discharged March 15, 1945, as HCl/c. He received the Good Conduct Medal. After discharge, he married Barbara Judkins and started work as a diesel mechanic. They were blessed with three sons, three daughters, and took in two other children. They now have 18 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

Retired he spends a lot of time with his grandchildren and going to schools to show films, pictures and talk about Pearl Harbor. He belongs to the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

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