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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: July 10, 2013 1:58:23 PM CDT

Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dallas Keas

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died from a terminal illness in Temple, Texas July 5.

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dallas Keas, 44, whose home of record is listed as Bixby, Okla., entered active duty service in July 2007 as an air defense enhanced early warning operator. He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, Fort Hood, since November 2012.

Keas deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2009 to February 2010.

Keas' awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.

There is currently no photo available. If one becomes available, this release will be updated at

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]