Private, 54th Inf., Hdqrs. Co., Signal Platoon. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Keen. Entered the service at Goldsboro, N.C., March, 1918, and was sent to Ft. Scriven, and from there to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France April 6, 1918. Fought at Alsace, Argonne Forest. Returned to USA April, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May, 1919.