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We mourn the passing of the men of ODA 3126

Helen and I and APK Charities pledge to be a source of support for their families of team ODA 3126

Our hearts are broken. The brave men of ODA 3126 are America’s finest citizens and soldiers. Andrew was a proud member of this team until 11 March 2013. The men pictured here attended our 4th annual APK Event in 2017. We loved these soldiers as if they were our own sons. The team deployed to…

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APK 5K: The Black Daggers will “drop in”

We have some really exciting news about this year's APK 5K. Some special guests will be dropping in. And when we say “dropping in,” we really mean it.

We have some really exciting news about this year’s APK 5K. Some special guests will be dropping in. And when we say “dropping in,” we really mean it. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team — also known as “The Black Daggers” – will be dropping from a plane into the Guilford Fairgrounds…

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APK Charities Fundraiser @ Hartford Yard Goats!

Hartford Yard Goats Baseball on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The proceeds go to APK Charities.

As part of their Gold Star Military Recognition, the Hartford Yard Goats have generously offered to have an “APK Charities Night” where a portion of ticket purchases will support APK Charities. APK’s favorite Gold Star mom, the beautiful Helen Pedersen Keiser, will be recognized. APK Charities will receive $3 for each ticket sold. If more than…

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APK 5K 2017 Results

Who came in first? Who won the Ruck March civilian award? Which military team took home the APK 5K Military Ruck March award mounted with Andrew’s Special Forces Yarborough Knife? Inquiring minds want to know. Click here to find out. (If you didn’t get to take home the Yarborough Knife… no worries. The winning team…

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Shoreline Community Gathers to Unveil Gold Star Memorial

Helen and Bob and Shoreline Community Gathers in Madison, CT to Unveil a Gold Star Memorial in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces

Originally posted on, reprinted with permission. By Zoe Roos, Staff Writer Published September 26, 2017. Last updated 03:46 p.m., September 26, 2017 It’s said there is no greater pain than losing a child. On Sept. 24, members of the Madison and greater shoreline community gathered on the Madison Town Green to unveil and dedicate…

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Helping Homeless Vets Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals

Helping Southern Comfort Care, Inc. Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals when Southern CC dedicates their renovated home to Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Tony U. Brown is missing his right thumb. It was smashed by a pallet at Camp Dahlke in Afghanistan while he was running as an incoming alarm sounded. He thought he’d just hurt his thumb and the pain would stop as it healed. But he was wrong. A tumor had developed in the bone and…

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A Great Big Thank You from Bob and Helen, plus… Race Results!!!

Helen and Bob of APK Charities in Memory of Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel

To our APK 5K, 5K Ruck March and Kids Fun Runparticipants, volunteers and Guilford residents, The APK Charities Board of Directors wishes to say a heartfelt thank you for your willingness to share your time and enthusiasm in support of our tribute to Andrew and our Military. Helen and Bob Keiser-Pedersen Please see the race…

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Zip06: Helen Pedersen Keiser: Keeping the Spirit of Her Hero Son Alive

If ever there was an article to read about Andrew Pedersen-Keel, this one is it… from Zip06, Helen Pedersen Keiser: Keeping the Spirit of Her Hero Son Alive. So very well written by Tom Conroy, Special Publications Editor at, this piece covers it all. From Andrew’s birth in Florida, through his schooling and on to his…

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