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.

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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.

CT soldier Andrew Pedersen-Keel to be honored at NASCAR race

CT soldier Andrew Pedersen-Keel to be honored at NASCAR race

Fallen CT soldier to be honored at NASCAR race by Meghan Friedmann [email protected] Reprinted with permission A local fallen soldier is getting a special honor this Memorial Day: Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, who grew up in Wallingford, will have his name featured on a race car during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. “It’s a way to…

AmazonSmile will now contribute a percentage of your Amazon purchases directly to APK Charities.

You shop. AmazonSmile gives to APK Charities!

A donation that doesn’t cost you a penny — Amazon Smile AmazonSmile will now contribute a percentage of your Amazon purchases directly to APK Charities. It costs you nothing; the donation comes entirely from Amazon. For every $100 spent, 50¢ goes to helping CT Veterans in need. It’s that easy and it doesn’t cost you…

The 2020 Wall of Honor Ceremony honoring the 65 Fallen Heroes from Connecticut