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Wallingford Lions Club scholarship recipient Torres Alexandra

Torres Munoz Alexandra is recipient of Wallingford Lions Club scholarship on behalf of APK Charities

On behalf of APK, the Wallingford Lions Club awarded a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student, Torres Munoz Alexandra, in Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel’s name. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Lyman Hall or Mark T Sheehan high schools in Wallingford. Winners are judged on academics, school activities, sports and community service. Ms.…

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APK and the Wallingford Lions Club awarded a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student in Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel’s name. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Lyman Hall or Mark T Sheehan high schools in Wallingford. Winners are judged on academics, school activities, sports and community service. 2021's recipient was Torres Munoz Alexandra who will be studying pharmacy at UConn.
In this photo, L to R, Bob Keiser, APK President, Torres Munoz Alexandra, scholarship recipient and Jim Pedersen, APK Board Member.
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APK and the Wallingford Lions Club awarded a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student in Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel’s name. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Lyman Hall or Mark T Sheehan high schools in Wallingford. Winners are judged on academics, school activities, sports and community service. 2021s recipient was Torres Munoz Alexandra who will be studying pharmacy at UConn. 
In this photo, L to R, Bob Keiser, APK President, Torres Munoz Alexandra, scholarship recipient and Jim Pedersen, APK Board Member.
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With shocking wit and an extraordinary attitude, SSG Travis Mills gives shares a life lesson you can’t afford to miss
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With shocking wit and an extraordinary attitude, SSG Travis Mills gives shares a life lesson you can’t afford to miss
https://youtu.be/A2yk_GmoNn4
#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet

On June 19, the District Athletic Club in New Haven, CT, had its 6th annual workout in honor of our own APK. Pictured, from L to R, are Coaches Mike Haggerty, Marie Hetherington and Whitney Doel, along with Bob Keiser, APK President. Learn more at
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On June 19, the District Athletic Club in New Haven, CT, had its 6th annual workout in honor of our own APK. Pictured, from L to R, are Coaches Mike Haggerty, Marie Hetherington and Whitney Doel, along with Bob Keiser, APK President. Learn more at  
wodwell.com/wod/pk
#crossfit #PKWod #veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet

Today way we remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives this month. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: Specialist Wilfredo Perez Jr., died 7/6/03, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Jason Lewis, died 7/20/07, Specialist Dennis Pratt, died 7/26/09, Sergeant James Tyler Grotjan, died 7/12/18; Staff Sergeant Nathan Turner, died 7/21/11. Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes cttreesofhonor.com
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Today way we remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives this month. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: Specialist Wilfredo Perez Jr., died 7/6/03, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Jason Lewis, died 7/20/07, Specialist Dennis Pratt, died 7/26/09, Sergeant James Tyler Grotjan, died 7/12/18; Staff Sergeant Nathan Turner, died 7/21/11. Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes cttreesofhonor.com
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Bless them and the families who mourn them .

They will never be forgotten. We send out prayers and thoughts to the families.

This 4th of July, just be sensitive to the fact that fireworks can be a trigger with combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you suffer from PTSD and would like to get support or just learn more, check out National Center for PTDS
www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/help_for_veterans.asp
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3 weeks ago
This 4th of July, just be sensitive to the fact that fireworks can be a trigger with combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   If you suffer from PTSD and would like to get support or just learn more, check out National Center for PTDS 
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/help_for_veterans.asp
#ptsd #veteran #anxiety #mentalhealth