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Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel

Died March 11, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


28, of South Miami, Fla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 11 in Jalrez district, Afghanistan, of small-arms fire from an Afghan security forces member. Also killed was Army Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla.


Flags to half-staff for Conn. soldier killed
The Associated Press

MADISON, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered flags to fly at half-staff across Connecticut to honor a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Army Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel, whose family lives in Madison, was one of two soldiers killed in an attack at a police station in eastern Afghanistan.
Madison First Selectman Fillmore McPherson said Tuesday that Pedersen-Keel's parents were informed Monday of his death.

U.S. officials said have said two special forces soldiers were killed Monday when a policeman fired at people leaving a meeting at district police headquarters in Wardak province.

McPherson said Pedersen-Keel graduated from Avon Old Farms School in 2002 and the U.S. Military Academy in 2006.

The 28-year-old Pedersen-Keel was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, N. C.
Funeral to be held for fallen Conn. soldier

The Associated Press

GUILFORD, Conn. — Family and friends of an Army captain from Connecticut who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month will be gathering in Guilford for his funeral.

The service for Andrew Pedersen-Keel is set for 11 a.m. Monday at St. George Church on Whitfield Street. He'll be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

Pedersen-Keel was one of two soldiers killed in an attack at a police station in eastern Afghanistan on March 11. He was 28.

He grew up in Madison and graduated from Avon Old Farms School in 2002. He went on to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy in 2006 and served two tours in Afghanistan. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and several other medals.

Ceremony planned for fallen soldier

The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — A ceremony is planned at the state Capitol complex to honor a Connecticut soldier recently killed in Afghanistan.

On Thursday, a photographic portrait of Army Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel of Madison will be added to the Wall of Honor tribute, located between the state Capitol and the Legislative Office Building.

The 28-year-old Special Forces commander was killed in March when an Afghan policeman opened fire inside a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

A ceremony, led by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, is scheduled to take place in the Legislative Office Building atrium, where the names of all service members on the wall will be read. Their family members will have the opportunity to deliver remarks.

The memorial wall was started in 2007.

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