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The honors have come years after his passing, but to his family and fellow soldiers, he`s always been a hero.
Woodrow Wilson Keeble will receive North Dakota`s highest honor, the Roughrider Award. Governor Hoeven says it`s given to people who have achieved national recognition that honors the people of North Dakota. Keeble had served in World War Two and in the Korean War.In 1951, he saved the lives of his platoon members by single-handedly killing more than a dozen enemy soldiers while he was wounded. He passed away in 1982. Earlier this year, President Bush presented the Medal of Honor to members of his family. Keeble will be the 36th North Dakotan to receive the Roughrider award. Hoeven says there will be a formal induction ceremony in a couple of months. He says the timing is right because of the work our soldiers are doing overseas in the war on terror."His selfless acts, his courage, his care for his fellow soldiers I think epitomizes our great North Dakota soldiers," Hoeven says.Keeble was raised in Wahpeton. He was the first full-blooded Sioux to win the Medal of Honor.