Lieutenant General William M. Keys Bridge

A native of Frederickstown, Lt. General Keys was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star, among other honors, during his illustrious, 34-year career in the Marines.

A native of Frederickstown, Lt. General Keys was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star, among other honors, during his illustrious, 34-year career in the Marines.



The Lieutenant General William M. Keys Bridge carries Route 88 -- Front Street -- over Ten Mile Creek connecting Jefferson Township, Greene County, and East Bethlehem Township, Washington County.

The Lieutenant General William M. Keys Bridge carries Route 88 -- Front Street -- over Ten Mile Creek connecting Jefferson Township, Greene County, and East Bethlehem Township, Washington County.



I discuss Lt. Gen. Keys' service and sacrifices during the bridge dedication.

I discuss Lt. Gen. Keys' service and sacrifices during the bridge dedication.



It was a beautiful day to honor our hometown hero.

It was a beautiful day to honor our hometown hero.



American Legion officials and honor guard participated in the ceremony.

American Legion officials and honor guard participated in the ceremony.



Lt. Gen. Keys, who was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960, was the man of the day. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1994.

Lt. Gen. Keys, who was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960, was the man of the day. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1994.



Lt. Gen. Keys is truly a man deserving to be recognized. He served as company commander with the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, during the Vietnam Conflict where he led units against the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong.
During Operation Desert Storm, he was commanding general of more than 20,000 Marines and devised a famous “two-axis” attack that General Norman Schwarzkopf called “simply brilliant.”

Lt. Gen. Keys is truly a man deserving to be recognized. He served as company commander with the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, during the Vietnam Conflict where he led units against the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. During Operation Desert Storm, he was commanding general of more than 20,000 Marines and devised a famous “two-axis” attack that General Norman Schwarzkopf called “simply brilliant.”