World War II tore the world apart and brought our country together as young men and women served their nation with valor. One of those courageous servicemen, Keith Little, joined the Navy at 18, traveling across the world from his hometown of Morgan.
First stationed on the battleship USS New Mexico and then on the USS Missouri, Little worked diligently as a radio intercept operator. With skill he copied radio traffic and broke codes to aid the United States with knowledge on locations and information coming from the other side.
Like many others who have seen war firsthand, Little does not speaks very much about his service in the Navy. His silence may be out of necessity more than others. Little’s mission was extremely secretive. The family reports that his name wasn’t even recorded as being on the ship.
After Little’s service, he had the option to go home immediately on a ship or go to another area to attend a ceremony and receive his awards.