Tracy, Keith, HMCM

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Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
HM-8402-Submarine Independent Duty Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1968-1971, HM-8402, Naval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CA
Service Years
1943 - 1971
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Contact Info
Home Town
Peoria, Ill.
Last Address
Salt Lake City, Utah.

Date of Passing
Apr 08, 2012
Location of Interment
Utah State Veterans Cemetery - Bluffdale, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Row 62 section BB, site 187

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Navy Chief Initiated

Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI)
  2012, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., UDT/frogman, submariner, USN (Ret.)
Aug 24, 1926 - Apr 08, 2012

Keith M. Tracy: "Doc" Keith Marvin Tracy, 85, passed away April 8, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born August 24, 1926 in Peoria, Illinois to Charles E. and Emily Anderson Conger Tracy. Served in the US Navy during WWII (Frogmen). Married Eleanor Ruth Breckenridge June 14, 1947 in Willington, DE. BS class of 1950 from University of Delaware. After teaching in New Jersey, worked as District Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America, Valley Forge Council, Philadelphia, PA. Returned to the Navy during the Korean Conflict and served again with Navy Frogmen then in Diesel Submarines until 1962. Served with US Navy Hospital Corps for 17 years while with Submarines until April 1971 when he retired.

Doc had returned to college, U of U. while on active duty and, with the help of his wife, completed a masters in 1966 and PhD in 1968. See the Navy ALL HANDS November 1968. In 1977-78 completed a second masters degree at U of U. Worked with the State Office of Education as specialist for Health Occupations Training until retiring in 1991. Keith enjoyed hunting, fishing, family camping, reading and music.

Survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor; children: Cathy Louise, Littleton, CO; Charlotte T. Souders, Westbridge, VA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Keith. The family would like to extend a special thanks at Mt. Olympus Rehab Center and VA Hospital for their loving care of Keith. Graveside service were held Friday, April 13, 2012, at Utah Veterans Memorial Park. 
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Underwater Demolitions Team (Enlisted-WW2)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)US NavyUDT-21 (WW2)Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT)
Submarine School (diesel)(HM) Hospital Corpsman Independent Duty Corpsman Submarine CourseUSS Gudgeon (SS-567)21st Marine Regiment
(HM) Hospital Corpsman Independent Force Duty Corpsman CourseNaval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CA
  1943-1943, SR-0000, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1944-1944, HM-0000, NTS Great Lakes, IL
  1944-1944, HM-0000, Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet
  1944-1945, HM-5307, UDT-24 (WW2)
  1945-1946, HM-5307, UDT-21 (WW2)
  1947-1953, HM-5307, Broken Service
  1954-1956, HM-5307, Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT)
  1956-1956, HM-8402, Submarine School (diesel)
  1957-1962, HM-8402, (HM) Hospital Corpsman Independent Duty Corpsman Submarine Course
  1959-1961, HM-8402, USS Gudgeon (SS-567)
  1962-1964, HN-0000, 21st Marine Regiment
  1964-1968, HM-8402, (HM) Hospital Corpsman Independent Force Duty Corpsman Course
  1968-1971, HM-8402, Naval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
 Colleges Attended 
University of DelawareUniversity of UtahUniversity of Utah
  1947-1950, University of Delaware
  1964-1966, University of Utah
  1966-1968, University of Utah
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  HMCS Dr. Keith M. Tracy, USN (Ret.)8
  Jan 20, 2017, General Photos
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