Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Posthumous Award goes to MWD Bak

MWD Bak was awarded, posthumously, the Excellence of Service Award from the Mark Twain House & Museum at the First Annual Bark Twain Bash.

On Friday, March 4, 2016, our own Bob Keiser and the always-beautiful Helen Pedersen-Keiser were honored to attend the First Annual Bark Twain Bash. The Bash – benefiting The Mark Twain House & Museum and Kenway’s Cause, Inc. Animal Rescue – was an evening of celebration of our four-legged friends. The Bark Twain Bash, aptly…

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News Channel 8’s Tina Detelj Interviews Helen Pedersen Keiser

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Tina Detelj from WTNH/News Channel 8 interviewed our own Gold Star Mother, Helen Pedersen Keiser, discussing the APK 5K as well as talking about her son, Andrew Pedersen-Keel. Click on this link to read more and to watch the video. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Hammonasett!

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Gold Star Mothers Honored on September 27

The last Sunday of the month of September has been designated as “National Gold Star Mother’s Day.” Sarah Cody of Fox CT interviewed our own Gold Star Mother, Helen Pedersen-Keiser. Click here to read the piece and/or watch the video below.

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Madison Rotary Club: Bob Keiser on son, Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Bob Keiser was a recent guest speaker at the Madison Rotary Club where he spoke about his son, Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel and about the APK Charities 5K.

Our own Bob Keiser was featured in the Madison Rotary Club‘s October 2014 newsletter. Bob was a recent guest speaker at the Madison Rotary Club where he spoke about his son, Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel and about APK Charities and our upcoming 5K race as well as our 5K Ruck/Walk and our Fun Run. He showed…

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What is a Ruck March?

APK Charities is having Ruck Walk/March in memory of Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel on November 8, 2014 at Hammonassett State Park. So… what is a ruck march?

As many of you are aware, APK Charities is having a 5K race, aptly named as the “APK 5K” in memory of Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel on November 3, 2018 at the Guilford Fair Grounds. On that same day, we are also holding a Ruck Walk/March. So… the question of the hour is… what is a…

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A Letter from Andrew Pedersen-Keel to Hayden DiMaio

Hello Hayden! Thanks for your thoughtful note. And your gratitude for our service means the world to all of us. I’ve known your grandmother and grandfather my entire life, and they are the sweetest of people. Please give them both a hug for me the next time you see them. I was very impressed by…

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Andrew Pedersen-Keel’s Letter to Colorado Teachers and Students

Our son, Andrew Pedersen-Keel, wrote to a 6-8th grade teacher whose students (150) sent letters to Andrew and his team of 11 guys asking questions about the military and Special Forces. The teacher is a sister of one of the Special Forces guys who used to work with Andrew’s team. Andrew wrote a response to…

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Registration for the APK 5K Now Open

Registration for the APK Charities inaugural APK 5K, 5K Ruck March and Kids Fun Run are now open. Click here to register online. You’ll be brought to a new webpage at Ratrace Timing where you can register and pay for the event online. All proceeds of this year’s race will benefit CT Trees of Honor…

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The APK Charities Website Debut

Hello and welcome to our new APK Charities website. We created the APK Charities Corporation (a Connecticut non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable status applied and pending/Federal Tax ID 46-5456912) to properly honor and remember the ultimate sacrifice made by our son, Captain Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, US Army Special Forces. Each year, the APK Charities Corporation will provide…

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