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Gold Star Mothers

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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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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Coast x Coast Riders with their Heritage Flags

Members of the CoastxCoast family post with Heritage flags that are given away on the 2016 route in Dallas on September 1. APK’s Bob Keiser is on the far right with the Harley Davidson TriGlide Ultra – or as he likes to call it – “the Trike” and the Gold Star Heritage Flag.

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Bob Meets with Matthew McClintock’s Gold Star Family on his Coast x Coast Cross Country Ride

In addition to meeting with Ryan Savard's family on his Coast x Coast trip, Bob also met with Sgt. 1st Class Matthew McClintock’s Gold Star family.

In addition to meeting with Ryan Savard’s family on his Coast x Coast trip, Bob also met with Sgt. 1st Class Matthew McClintock’s Gold Star family. Matthew McClintock, a Special Forces engineer sergeant, was killed Jan. 5 during an hours-long firefight in southern Afghanistan. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery and is survived by his wife, Alexandra and…

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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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