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Capt Keaton

Postby Delta75 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:41 am

Per Dan Kelley, Charlie Company:

The Ohio house subcommittee has passed SB425 to name the Pike County [Waverly, Ohio} after Captain Everett Dennis [Butch] Keaton. There ceremony will be sometime this summer. The base camp at Ben Luc was also named after him. More to come as the dates are determined.
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Re: Capt Keaton

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:25 am

One of his daughters gave us some pictures some years ago.

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/Del ... -Yakapin2/

He had been the CO of Delta Company at the time of his death. His Wall page link:

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/kia/details.php?index=121
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Re: Capt Keaton

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:40 pm

A BILL


To enact section 5533.053 of the Revised Code to designate a portion of United States Route 23, within Pike County only, as the "Captain Everett 'Butch' Keaton, Vietnam, SSM and BSM with OLC PH, Memorial Highway."

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:

Section 1. That section 5533.053 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:


Sec. 5533.053. In addition to any other name prescribed in the Revised Code or otherwise, that portion of the highway known as United States route twenty-three, running in a northerly and southerly direction, within Pike county only, shall be known as the "Captain Everett 'Butch' Keaton, Vietnam, SSM and BSM with OLC PH, Memorial Highway."


The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.


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Re: Capt Keaton

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:51 pm

Pike County, Ohio is about 30 miles E to W and 15 miles N to S, so the part of ROUTE 23 named after
Capt Keaton is about 15 miles long.

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Re: Capt Keaton

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:13 pm

The only other 6/31st guy....that I know about... that has a highway named after him was also from Delta Company. Sgt. Danny Hayes.

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