Video – A Life Remembered

Coast Guard Commander Keith Willis was laid to rest on Monday February 23, 2009. Commander Willis was the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma until his death last week.

Commander Keith Willis Receives Final Military Honors in Suffolk, Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard commanding officer Keith Willis, who died Feb. 13 in Kittery, Maine, was given final military honors in Portsmouth, Va., Monday during a funeral celebration of his life.

Cutter Tahoma Commanding Officer’s remains being returned to family in Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard commanding officer who died aboard his ship in Maine this weekend is being returned to his family in Virginia Thursday.

Coast Guard commander remembered, respected by crew

Seacoast Online has posted an excellent article by Deborah McDermott concerning Cmdr. Keith Willis. Here’s an excerpt. KITTERY, Maine — The catch in their voices came irregularly, almost unexpectedly, as they talked about their commanding officer aboard the Coast Guard cutter Tahoma Wednesday morning. Yet the crew members spoke unwaveringly about a kind, generous, religious man who garnered...

Investigation continues into death of Cutter Tahoma commanding officer

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The investigation into the death of the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, whose body was found Sunday in his cabin on board the ship while in its homeport of Kittery, Maine, is continuing Monday.

Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma dies on board ship

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The body of Cmdr. Keith Willis, the commanding officer of th Kittery, Maine, based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma was found in the officer’s cabin on board the ship around 10 a.m. Sunday while in homeport.