Oak Harbor grad killed in Iraq

OAK HARBOR An Oak Harbor man was killed in Iraq early Thursday morning. Keith Kline, 24, a 20
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

 

OAK HARBOR

An Oak Harbor man was killed in Iraq early Thursday morning.

Keith Kline, 24, a 2002 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, reportedly died earlier this week.

"I know he was in a convoy when it happened. The roadside bomb went off and that was it," said Mark Lipstraw, of Oak Harbor. He said his brother, Allen Lipstraw, along with Keith's mother, Betsy Kline, raised Keith.

Lipstraw confirmed that Kline was a member of the 82nd Airborne Unit based in Fort Bragg, N.C. Army personnel were with Keith's family Friday afternoon, he said. The family learned of his death Thursday evening.