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Frank A. Keating
Major General, United States Army
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Frank A. Keating:

February 4, 1895 Born, New York City
May 18, 1915 Entered Military Service
April 28, 1917 Commissioned as First Lieutenant
1917-1918 Served in Combat in France
July 30, 1918 Promoted to Captain
1918 Assigned as instructor at the Infantry Weapons School in Chatillion-Sur-Seine, France
December 30, 1919 Honorably discharged
July 1, 1920 Received commission as First Lieutenant and promoted to Captain
1921-1922 Student in the Company Officers’ Course at Fort Benning, Georgia
1922-1924 Instructor for Iowa and Minnesota National Guards
1924 Sent to Japan and the Philippines
1927-1929 Served with 3rd Infantry at Fort Snelling, Minnesota
1929 Sent to Hawaii
May 24, 1933 Promoted to Major
1934-1938 Served with Organized reserves in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio
1937 Cited for outstanding accomplishment during Ohio River flood
1939 Graduated from Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1939 Assigned to 15th Infantry at Camp Lewis, Washington. Served with Major Mark Clark and Lieutenant Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower
1941 Assigned to Operations and Training division of the War Department General Staff
December 11, 1941 Promoted to Colonel
December 1941 Assigned as Chief of Staff of 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Sam Houston, Texas
1942 Called to Washington and assigned by Chief of Army Ground Forces to organize an Amphibious Training Center at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts
July 27, 1942 Promoted to Brigadier General
January 20, 1944 Assumed command of the 102nd Infantry
July 2, 1945 Promoted to Major General
May 1945-January1946 Served as Military Governor of Germany
1946-1948 Assigned as Commander of Troops in Berlin, Deputy Military Governor of the U.S. Zone of Germany and Deputy to General Lucius Clay of the Allied Control Council
1948 Assigned as Commanding General, 1st Service Command, Boston, Massachusetts
1950 Appointed Chief U.S. Military Advisor to Korea
August 31, 1950 Retired
April 28, 1973 Died at age 78



FA Keating Gravesite PHOTO October 2009
PhotoCourtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, October 2009

KEATING, FRANK A
MG USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/04/1893
DATE OF DEATH: 04/28/1973
DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/02/1973
BURIED AT: SECTION 5  SITE 7033 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 22 September 2006 Updated: 27 October 2009 Updated: 29 May 2011