Born: December 18, 1994 in Tulare County, California
Died: July 24 2014 in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California graduated in 2013 from El Diamante High School where he participated in Football, Drum Line, El Diamante Link Crew, and was part of the 2013 Homecoming Court. In his Leisure, Keith enjoyed dove hunting, attending pow-wows, and any activity that put him in motion, long boarding, snowboarding, skiing and surfing. He also loved listening to music. Keith enlisted in the United States Army, choosing this path as a stepping stone towards a career in law enforcement. Williams died at age in 19 in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Keith was serving in his first tour of duty. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He leaves his mother and step father, Debbie and Michael Tuttle, his father and step mother, Frankie and Tara Williams, and his two sisters, Samantha and Chelsea. Burial is Private.
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
4th Infantry Division
Fort Carson, Colorado
Keith M. Williams Scholarship Fund
Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU)
3612 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277