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Naval Academy celebrates the 100th birthday of one of its own
Naval Academy celebrates the 100th birthday of one of its own

More than 4,000 of Rear Adm. Edgar Keats' biggest fans sang "Happy Birthday" to him Friday afternoon. That's what happens when you turn 100 and the entire Brigade at the U.S. Naval Academy turns out for the party. Keats, invited to share lunch with the academy brigade in honor of hitting the century mark, happily basked in the adulation. Still sharp and vigorous — family members talk with amusement about how, after everyone forgot to send a car to pick him up, he drove himself to the party they held for his 99th birthday — the retired admiral accepted well wishes from nearly the entire academy brass as well as from the assembled midshipmen. "Happy...

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