b. 1846 County Cork, Ireland. d. 20/06/1912 Malden, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/10/1870 Wichita River, Texas.
Keating was born in 1846 in County Cork, Ireland. He served during the Indian Wars as a corporal in Company M of the 6th Cavalry Regiment. During a pursuit of Native Americans at the Wichita River in Texas on October 5, 1870, Keating showed "[g]allantry in action." He was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on November 19, 1870. Five other men also received the medal for this action: Sergeant Michael Welch, Corporal Samuel Bowden, Private James Anderson, Private Benjamin Wilson, and civilian guide James B. Doshier.
Gallantry in action and in pursuit of Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS.
11 Lake Avenue, Grave 6
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