Chaplain Doug


Chaplain Doug Keefauver

I served in the US Army 1966-1971. In 1967 I deployed with the Alpha Company       2/501st 101st Airborne Division to Vietnam as a infantry soldier. I achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant while in Vietnam in 1969. I was wounded in Dec. 1967 and April 1968 for which I received Purple Hearts for those wounds. I left the Army in March of 1971.

In 1987 I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ after a long battle with drugs. Since 1987 I have served in ministry as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Missions Director and Prison Chaplain, as well as preached the gospel in the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Mexico, and West Africa. My wife and I have lead, and trained hundreds of short term missionaries   over the past 25 years. I am currently ordained with Abundant life Fellowship in Roseville, CA a non-denominational church, and I  am a chaplain for several Veterans organizations. I proudly ride with the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) when ever I can; to honor our fallen hero’s.

In 2010 I was  compelled to begin working with needy veterans and their families and began Veterans for Jesus our membership is growing almost daily.  I will remain devoted to this task until the Lord tells me otherwise or calls me home.

God Bless you all, and welcome home


3 Responses to Chaplain Doug

  1. cynthia smith says:

    Hello sir my name is Cynthia Moreno Smith from Austin Texas. I found a photo of you and my father on the Alpha Originals website, and I wish I had found you sooner! My dad was David J. Moreno and he served with you. Friday April 20 will be 50 years since he was KIA, and I’m going to honor his memory at Assumption Cemetery in Austin Texas. I would love to hear from you at anytime because I have so many questions about him. My parents were recently divorced when he died and she never talked about him or the war afterward. Thank you for your bravery and service sir even if we never meet. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Hi Cynthia, Thank you for contacting me. Sorry for the delay! Yes I remember your father David Moreno he was a good soldier and a good man. I’m proud to have had the honor of serving with him. As I recall he was always a quiet guy and always there when he was needed. I remember the picture we were at Ft Campbell KY in 1967 we trained together there. However, after we arrived in Vietnam in 1967 things changed we were all moved around. I remember the men we lost in April 1968 “I loved them all.” I was not in the field when David was KIA I had been wounded Apr.10 and in the hospital when I got word he had been killed I was deeply saddened. you can email me directly at I would be happy to send you one of my patches if you like. Stay blessed ….Doug

  2. Al Yturralde says:

    A message from a veteran
    We voluntarily served our country proudly with honor and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice on a moments notice if called upon to do so. Never making any excuses but striving to stay mission ready because our brothers in arms depended on us. Our sacrifices’ were many but we willingly accepted them so that our families, friends and countrymen could sleep safe at night. We don’t want or expect any special recognition because it was an honor to serve. We just ask for two things:

    First is for you to say a prayer every night for those that were not fortunate enough to return from duty, those currently serving, and especially the military families that are probably the most extraordinary group of people on god’s green earth.

    Second is if you see one of us down and out on his luck without a home and on the streets. Please offer them a meal, and feed their soul by letting them know that God loves them and so do we.

    Romans 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

    Al Yturralde, A proud member of Veterans for Jesus

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