The Hero Behind APK Charities

Helen Pedersen-Keiser and Bob Keiser talk about the death of their son, Special Forces Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel and how his death in Afghanistan led them to start APK Charities.

Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Avon Old Farms
Special Forces Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, give to APK Charities to help CT veterans


On Site and Virtual APK 5K Ruck & Run 2022

October 29 – November 5


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A Chat with Helen Pedersen-Keiser and Bob Keiser

Throughout the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Military’s contingent of Special Forces has played a significant and critical role, often under the most dangerous of circumstances. Over the years, Special Forces soldiers and their families have made enormous sacrifices for their country and Connecticut’s military families have not been spared this sacrifice. On March 11, 2013, Connecticut native Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel was killed in action in Eastern Afghanistan while serving as the commander of his special forces detachment. He was 28 years old.

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Will introduces information about TBI and PTSD.

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Will discusses his experience with TBI.

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Will discusses his experience with PTSD.

2016 APK 5K, 5K Ruck March Slideshow

We hope you enjoy the slideshow from the 2016 APK 5K, 5K Ruck March, held at the Guilford Fairgrounds on November 5th.  Thank you for your participation and generous support and we look forward to seeing you in 2017 for the 4th Annual APK 5K, 5K Ruck March on November 4th! https://youtu.be/4u5RDk_lL0Q

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

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

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…

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…