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James Wilhelm Keller


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James Wilhelm Keller

James Wilhelm Keller was born June 23, 1940 to Ecil Anna Vivian Barbee and Benjamin Keller in Cody.

He attended Elementary School in Thermopolis and High School in Cody.

On Dec.13, 1959, he enlisted in the Army and served with the Second Armored Calvary division as a tank commander. He was stationed in Germany. He remembered being on the German-Russia border with 30 U.S. Patton tanks facing a greater amount of Russian Panther tanks, possibly about to go to war and only having one pack of cigarettes.

After his honorable discharge and return from the Army, he met his first beloved companion B...

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