Yes, for some reason one of my VMs was configured with a different keyboard layout:
[root@system7]# cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
The solution is quite simple all you have to do is edit /etc/sysconfig/keyboard with your favorite editor to make the keyboard layout US friendly. I am using VI as an example you can use whatever text editor you prefer.
[root@system7]# vi /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
Save and Exit the text editor. Restart the system so the changes can take effect, now you should have a keyboard layout that you are familiar with.