Rockey, Keller E, LtGen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
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Primary Unit
1950-1950, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Service Years
1913 - 1950

Lieutenant General

 
 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1888
 
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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Columbia City

Date of Passing
Jun 06, 1970
 
Location of Interment
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French Fourragere


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ROCKEY, KELLER EMRICK
(First Award)
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918

Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to Keller Emrick Rockey, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Captain Rockey performed distinguished service by bringing up supports and placing them in the front lines at great personal exposure, showing exceptional ability and extraordinary heroism. He was indefatigable and invaluable in carrying forward the attack and organizing and holding the position.



Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (Same Action), Navy Cross w/Gold Star (2nd Nicaragua)

ROCKEY, KELLER EMRICK
(Second Award)
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
1st Battalion, 11th Regiment, 2d Marine Brigade (Nicaragua),
Date of Action: January 19 - November 11, 1928

Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to Keller Emrick Rockey, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer, First Battalion, Eleventh Regiment, Second Brigade, U.S. Marine Corps, operating in the Northern Area of Nicaragua from January 19, 1928 to November 11, 1928. Major Rockey displayed great zeal, initiative and sound judgment in planning and leading many combat patrols against the numerous and active bandit groups infesting the practically unexplored area. His courage, ability and good judgment contributed largely to the successful suppression of banditry in the province of Nuevo Segovia and in the northern area.

   
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ROCKEY, KELLER EMRICK

Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Keller Emrick Rockey, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Captain Rockey performed distinguished service by bringing up supports and placing them in the front lines at great personal exposure, showing exceptional ability and extraordinary heroism. He was indefatigable and invaluable in carrying forward the attack and organizing and holding the position.

   
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 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Cadre)MARDET (Afloat)5th Marine RegimentUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine DivisionCommandant Marine Corps (HQMC)
5th Marine DivisionHQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine DivisionHQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1913-1915, Officer Candidate School (Cadre)
  1916-1917, MarDet USS Nebraska (BB-14)
  1918-1918, 5th Marine Regiment
  1919-1921, MarDet Haitian Constabulary
  1922-1925, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1927-1927, Training and Testing Regiment, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico
  1928-1929, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
  1930-1934, MCB San Diego, CA
  1935-1939, MarDet USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1941-1942, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Division
  1943-1944, ACMC, Commandant Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1944-1945, 5th Marine Division
  1946-1946, HQ Co, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division
  1947-1949, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1949-1949, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1950-1950, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Battle and Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
  1914-1919 US Occupation of Nicaragua
  1915-1915 US Occupation of Haiti
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Belleau Wood
  1941-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Colleges Attended
Gettysburg College
  1909-1913, Gettysburg College
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