Funeral Service Monday for Fallen Soldier

Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel was killed in Afghanistan on March 11.

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    Funeral for Capt. Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel.

    A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. George Church, 33 Whitfield Street in Guilford at 11 a.m. on Monday for Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel, according to Col. John Whitford, of the Connecticut National Guard.

    Pedersen-Keel, 28, was killed March 11 when a man dressed as an Afghan police officer opened fire on U.S. and Afghan forces in the eastern province of Wardak.

    He will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

    Pedersen-Keel graduated from Avon Old Farms in 2002 and then graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006.

    He served two tours in Afghanistan. On his latest tour, he was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

    He received several awards, including two Bronze Star medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

    Pedersen-Keel's had ties to Madison as well. His parents moved there in 2003.

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