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In Memoriam - Keith Tibbets, USNA '77

RIP LtCol Keith Tibbits, USMC (Ret), USNA '77


It is with great sadness that I inform you that our fellow alum, friend and shipmate, Keith Tibbits, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018. Keith was a resident of Lewiston, Michigan at the time of his passing, but was a lifetime member of the North Texas Chapter and served as Chapter Secretary. 

Keith graduated from the Naval Academy in 1977 and became a Marine Officer. He earned his wings as a Marine Helicopter pilot (call sign "Hoss"). 


Memorial services are planned for Keith in Texas in October and at the United States Naval Academy in 2019. 

In lieu of flowers, Kieth's family has requested that charitable donations be made in his honor to one of the following organizations: the Michigan Marine Corps League Auxiliary (Contact: Sandy Van Tol, Treasurer, 989-225-4583) or to Heroes on the Water - Dallas/Forth Worth Chapter (Keith was on its board of directors - https://heroesonthewater.org).  

Please take a moment to celebrate the life of truly exceptional man and Marine. Rest in peace and Semper Fi, "Hoss".   



Junior Ortiz 

President, North Texas Chapter

USNA Alumni Association 


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