Entered active service at Milwaukee 12 Sep 1942; Honorable separation at RS NYd Washington DC on 1st Oct 1945. Foreign or sea service, one year seven months. Last rating held: SoM2c (E-5) for 27 months.
Fleet Sound School, Key West FL, Elementary course, five weeks Radio Technician School, Dearborn, Primary course, 12 weeks. 15 Apr 1943, transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital, Coco Solo, CZ, for treatment, which was completed 30 Apr 1943. Authorized 17 Aug 1944 to wear the American Theatre Campaign ribbon.
Keith appears on the muster roll of PC-465 from 31 Dec 1942 through 26 Aug 1944. USS PC-465 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was later renamed Paragould (PC-465) but never saw active service under that name. In 1961 she was transferred to the Venezuelan Navy under the name ARV Pulpo (P-7). She remained active in Venezuelan service until 1968, when she was placed in reserve. She was stricken in 1978 but her ultimate fate is unknown.