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.

Bob and Helen hold up the sign for the section of Rte 79 named after their son, Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Shoreline Times: Ruck 2 Remember in Guilford Nov. 2 in honor of Madison Army Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel

By Sarah Page Kyrcz Oct 29, 2019 Reprinted with permission GUILFORD — On your mark, get set, ruck! When the sixth annual APK 5K Run/Ruck/Walk and Kids Fun Run at Guilford Fair Grounds kicks off, among the sea of runners will be 20 participants from the 3rd Special Forces Group in Fort Bragg, N.C., who…

Helen and Bob packing boxes with Jan Cameron.

Shoreline group provides deployed soldiers with the comforts of home

By Sarah Page Kyrcz of the Shoreline Times | Reprinted with permission. MADISON — Soldiers deployed overseas often hanker for the creature comforts of home, such as coffee, tea, beef jerky, instant soup, candy, hand sanitizer, soap and magazines. Through the generosity of one local organization, these items and many more are en route to…

Mission to Honor Gold Star Families Comes to Connecticut Shoreline

During visits to all 50 states, retired Navy veteran Keith Sherman met with the parents of Army Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel in Madison By Justin Schecker, Reporter, NBC Connecticut Published Jun 26, 2019 Reprinted with permission from NBC Connecticut http://https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Navy-Vet-Wants-to-Keep-Memories-of-Fallen-Heroes-Alive_Hartford-511860012.html A retired Navy veteran is on a mission to make sure the stories of fallen heroes…