Roy Keith was born on June 21, 1945, in Joliet, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on February 14, 1966, and completed basic training at NTC San Diego, California, in May 1966. His first assignment was with Boat Support Unit ONE at NAB Coronado from May to June 1966, followed by Underwater Demolition Team Replacement Accession training with Class 039 at NAB Coronado from July to November 1966. His next assignment was with Underwater Demolition Team ELEVEN (UDT-11) at NAB Coronado from November 1966 to February 1967, and then with Commander Naval Operations Support Group, Pacific, and with UDT-11 at NAB Coronado from February to July 1967. During this time, SN Keith deployed to Okinawa and to Subic Bay in the Philippines. He then served with SEAL Team ONE at NAB Coronado from July to November 1967, and deployed with his Team to Southeast Asia from December 1967 until he was killed in action in South Vietnam on January 11, 1968. Roy Keith was buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois.
The Sailor's Creed:
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.