David Gipp: Award recognizes Keeble's heroism
"It was heartwarming to learn that the late Woodrow Keeble has been selected for North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.

Many North Dakotans and Americans have only recently learned of Master Sgt. Keeble’s heroism in the Korean War. His record and his life demonstrate the highest degree of loyalty and courage that a nation can witness from a citizen.

This humble Dakotah warrior from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation did not and would never have sought to be recognized for saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. That his recently bestowed Medal of Honor was long overdue is a measure of past injustice. That it was awarded is a sign of welcome change in the national consciousness."

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David Gipp: Award honors Keeble as a true hero (The Grand Forks Herald 5/9)

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