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    Corporal/Sergeant Frank Keegan 
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They call us the All Americans.
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal
The Protagonist of Medal of Honor: Vanguard, he is a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and later the 17th Airborne Division.
  • Cold Sniper: Is the only allied soldier who uses a sniper rifle, and never talks during combat.
  • Demolitions Expert: Places more explosive charges than any other soldier throughout the game.
  • Do-Anything Soldier: Throughout the game, fills the roles of: Paratrooper, Infantryman, Sniper, Demolitions Expert and Anti Tank Soldier.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Fought against Vichy France in North Africa, during Operation Torch, before the events of the game take place.
  • It's Up to You: After regrouping with his squad in 'The Crucible', they are pinned down by snipers, after which it's up to Keegan to clear the area of snipers so that the squad can move through the factory. Corporal Garrett even says 'Keegan, it's up to you!'.
  • Made of Iron: Throughout the game Keegan survives: jumping out of an exploding plane, a glider crash, being Buttstroked by a Karabiner 98K, having an explosive charge detonate directly next to him, while a bridge then collapses on top of him, and that is only what happens during cutscenes.
    • The game even Lampshades this, with Private Slauson saying: 'Geez, Keegan, you've got a hard head, you took a good hit.'
  • Mr. Exposition: Gives the context for each Operation during their respective opening cutscene.
  • One-Man Army: Clears out most of the factory in 'The Crucible' single handedly.
  • Player Character
  • Rank Up: Is promoted to Sergeant in 'Requiem'.
  • Silent Protagonist: Zigzagged, he does not speak during gameplay, but does talk during the opening cutscene to each Operation.
  • Sole Survivor: Along with Garrett of the glider crash in Operation Neptune.
  • The Hero
  • You Are in Command Now: How Keegan gets promoted to Sergeant in 'Requiem', when Sergeant Magnusson is killed.
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    Sergeant John Magnusson 
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Let's get moving before the Krauts get more dug in!
Voiced by: John Cygan
The leader of Keegan's squad before he dies at least, he often gives advice to his soldiers during combat.
    Lieutenant Jon McCollum 
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Sergeant Keegan, we have to take Grave by nightfall or this whole operation is in jeprody, move through town and clear out any resistance you encounter.
Voiced by: Dublin James
The leader of Keegan's platoon, only appears in Operation Market Garden.
    Corporal Stephen Garrett 
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Up and at them Keegan, we're the only ones left!
Voiced by: Peter Giles
The third in command of Keegan's squad second after Sergeant Magnusson dies and dedicated translator.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Leads the squad that comes to Keegan's assistance halfway through 'The Crucible' which turns out to be a subversion as immediately afterwards him and his squad are pinned down by snipers.
  • Cunning Linguist: Understands German, this allows him to translate what the German Soldiers are saying in 'A Shallow Grave'.
  • Sole Survivor: Along with Keegan of the glider crash in Operation Neptune.
  • The Lancer
    Private Tom Chalmers 
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SHUT UP I'M COMING!
Voiced by: Byrne Offutt
A soldier in Keegan's squad, described as the strongest member of the squad.
  • Large Ham: 'I bet you can't spot it from the air! SNEAKY KRAUT!'
  • Sacrificial Lion: Is killed by the second Tiger Tank in 'Predators'.
  • The Big Guy: Even refered to as such by Private Slauson.
    Private Mike Slauson 
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Geez, Keegan, you've got a hard head, you took a good hit.
Voiced by: Raphael Sbarge
A soldier in Keegan's squad who often makes sarcastic comments during combat.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Is present in the squad that comes to Keegan's assistance halfway through 'The Crucible' which turns out to be a subversion as immediately afterwards him and his squad are pinned down by snipers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often makes sarcastic comments during combat.
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    Private Harrison Pike 
Voiced by: Roger Craig Smith
A soldier in Keegan's squad.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Is present in the squad that comes to Keegan's assistance halfway through 'The Crucible' which turns out to be a subversion as immediately afterwards him and his squad are pinned down by snipers.
  • Generic Guy
    Bazooka Operator 
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SHUT UP AND HELP ME GET THIS BAZOOKA READY!
A soldier in Keegan's squad who specialises in using a Bazooka, despite being a somewhat significant character he is not named.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The first time a Tiger Tank appears, Keegan and his squad have no way to destroy it, then, the player hears: 'I'VE GOT THAT BAZOOKA!'... 'FIRE!', with the Tiger Tank then being destroyed in one shot, the door then opens to reveal the Bazooka Operator and other allied soldiers.
  • Back from the Dead: Despite seeming being killed at the end of 'Endgame' by a Tiger Tank, he reappears for the final battle in 'The Crucible'.
    • This is probably because he runs off just before the Tiger fires, although it is hard to see.
  • Badass Baritone: Has the deepest voice out of all of the allied soldiers.
  • Demolitions Expert
  • Large Ham: Is the largest of all the Large Hams in the game as he shouts every line he says.
    • 'YOU GOT THAT BAZOOKA PIECE? YOU'LL NEEEEEEEEED IT!'
  • Mauve Shirt: Has the most characterisation out of all of the unnamed soldiers.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • No Name Given
  • Parachute in a Tree: First time he appears he is stuck in a tree, the player then gets to cut him down from the tree.
  • Rescue Introduction: See Above.
  • The Big Guy
  • Weapon of Choice: M9A1 Bazooka. Many of his lines are about Bazookas, and is the only character other than Keegan to use the Bazooka.
    Stanley 
A soldier in Keegan's squad, he only appears once during 'A Shallow Grave' and is never seen or mentioned of again.
    Strickland 
A soldier in Keegan's squad who is injured during 'Der Bunker'.
  • The Ghost: Is never seen in game, only mentioned once by Sergeant Magnusson during 'Der Bunker'.
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