APK Charities Founders Attend Dedication Celebration for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Berlin, CT

Helen Pedersen-Keiser is the president of the Connecticut Department of the American Gold Star Mothers

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military has been erected in Berlin Connecticut. Site location: Berlin Veterans Memorial Park Veterans Way Berlin CT 06037 Bob and Helen attended the dedication celebration on Saturday, April 23 at Berlin Veterans…

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APK Charities Ruck March: “It helped us have purpose again”

APK Charities General Fund in Memory of Captain Andrew M Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces

380-mile trek traces life of state native, Andrew Pedersen-Keel, killed in Afghanistan A group of about a dozen people began a 380-mile journey Tuesday, and not by car, train, bus or bike, but on foot. Some were rucking, carrying 35-pound camouflage backpacks. One couple pushed a stroller with their young daughter. While participants would alternate…

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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 Zip06.com, 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 Zip06.com, this piece covers it all. From Andrew’s birth in Florida, through his schooling and on to his…

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Bob and Helen Met Gary Sinise!

Helen and Bob with Gary Sinise at the Thayer Award ceremonies.

Bob and Helen were invited guests of the West Point Association of Graduates. As such, they attended the Thayer Award ceremonies honoring Gary Sinise. They met Mr. Sinise and took this photo with him. About Gary Sinise Gary Sinise is an actor most known for his rolls in Ransom (1996), Apollo 13 (1995), and Forrest Gump…

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