Laurence Bollon Keiser, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit.
Keiser, Laurence Bollon was born on June 1, 1895 in Philadelpha. Son of Elmer Edgar (Doctor of Medicine and Jeanie (Deans) K.
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1917. Graduate Infantry School, company officers class, 1923, field officers class, 1933. Command and General staff schedul, 1939.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 1917, advancing through the grades to brigadier general, 1944. With 5th United States Infantry, Division, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918-1919. Served in Philippine Islands and China, 1920-1922.
Tractical officer Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, 1924-1928. Commanded 29th Infantry, Fort Benning, 1941-1942. Chief of staff, 3d Army Corps, April 1942-September 1943.
Chief of staff, 6th Army Corporation, (italy), September 1943-March 1944. Deputy chief of staff, 5th Army, March-April, 1944. Became chief of staff, 4th Army, 1944.