But, Bush said, there are things the nation can still do for Keeble, even all these years later.
"We can tell his story. We can honor his memory. And we can follow his lead, by showing all those who have followed him on the battlefield the same love and generosity of spirit that Woody showed his country every day," the president said before a somber East Room audience that included three rows of Keeble's family members.
The Keeble story got a minute or two on this morning's CBS news. I'm wondering when was the last time an individual Indian got a minute of coverage on a major network. Did anyone report on Russell Means when he declared the Lakotas' independence? You might have to go back to Ward Churchill's being fired from the University of Colorado to find an example.