Earl Joseph Keating
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Private Earl Joseph Keating who served in the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in June 16, 1914 to Jeanne Marie Cecile Nadau du Treil Keating and Michael Jefferson Keating. He was the second born of three brothers. His brothers who are now deceased were, Nadau du Treil Michael Keating Sr. and Esmond John Keating. Private Keating was Killed-In-Action on December 5, 1942 as a result of combat operations in the South Pacific Arena at the Huggins Roadblock, Sanananda Village of the North Province Independent State of Papua New Guinea. His remains were buried by fellow soldiers in the Huggins Roadblock and he remained Missing-In-Action until 2012 when his remains were found near that location. An extensive investigation of those remains was conducted by the Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laboratory and on August 1, 2015 the identification of Private Earl Keating was established. Private Keating's paternal nephew, Nadau "du Treil" Michael Keating, Jr. promised his father and his grandparents that he would keep working to bring Uncle Earl home. Du Treil Keating was true to his word and now Uncle Earl has come home. Private Keating was survived his paternal nieces, Jeanne Szczechowsk and Kathleen Cecile Keating Scott (deceased), his great nieces, Rebecca Jane Keating, Monica Alleman, and his great nephews: Tyler Lege, Ayler K. Louviere, Kyle J. Scott, Tiffany Scott, Christian Keating, Jamie Keating, Michelle Touchet, and Angelle Benoit; his second cousins; Dolores Nadau du Treil, Jean Francis Nadau du Treil, Dean Joseph Nadau du Treil, Rose Marie Nadau du Treil Gallagher, Frances Suzanne Nadau du Treil, and Joseph Francis Nadau du Treil, Jr. (deceased). Visitation will be Saturday May 28, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. followed by a Mass Celebrated by the Most Reverend Archbishop of New Orleans, Gregory Aymond at the Center of Jesus the Lord-Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church 1235 Louisiana Av., New Orleans, LA 70115. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2220 Washington Av, New Orleans, LA. Private Keating's body will be accompanied by a full military Honor Guard and he will receive full military honors. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal, Army Good Conduct, Victory-World War II, Combat Infantry, Army 1st Award, Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star. There were additional remains that were mixed with other soldiers' remains and those were buried at Arlington Cemetery on March 23, 2016 with full military honors. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.schoenfh.com.

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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from May 25 to May 27, 2016.
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May 28, 2016
RIP, Private Keating, and welcome home at last. I am glad that your nephew was able to fulfill his promise to your mother, and I am glad you are finally home.
Robin Douglas
May 26, 2016
At long last your loved one has come home. May his memorial service be a happy occasion for his family to gather and pay tribute to his sacrifice. Thank you, Private Keating. My nephew will be in the honor guard.
Charlotte Works
May 25, 2016
San Francisco CA
To you an yours on behalf of countless fellow Americans we welcome you home and thank you. To see the Golden Gate Bridge again was every service -mans goal I did this photo atop a mountain in SanFran Calif. hope you like it.
Charlie Babin, Veteran Cold War
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