In Memoriam: LTG James Keck (1921-2018)

LTG James M. Keck, 1977

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Lt. General James Keck, who passed away at the age of 96 on June 25, 2018.

LTG James Keck was inducted in 2009, along with his son, LTG Tom Keck. The Kecks are also the only father-and-son Mach 3+ team in the world, having both flown at more than three times the speed of sound in the SR-71 Blackbird.

From his obituary:

“Duty, Honor, Country … these were not just ideals taught at West Point, but a way of life for Jim Keck”

Read the full obituary here.

 

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