Wednesday’s Hero: Sgt. Kelly Keck

sgtkellykeckke4Sgt. Kelly Keck
34 years old from West Liberty, Kentucky

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Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him the Purple Heart.

On September 13, 2008, Sgt. Kelly Keck, a combat medic serving in Afghanistan, was wounded while trying to aid his fellow soldiers who’s truck had just been struck by an IED. “I stepped off the road to try to get to the side of the truck, and the next thing I know I hear a loud boom, and I’m laying on the ground,” he said. Sgt. Kelly had stepped on a land mine. He was flown to a field hospital in Jalalabad where he ended up loosing three fingers on his left hand and his right leg below the knee. “It was quite an ordeal,” the soft-spoken soldier said.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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By: Indian Chris

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Hero: Sgt. Kelly Keck

  1. hoooya to Sgt Keck! thank you for your service and sacrifice! hand salute!

    i noticed he’s wearing the Big Red One patch (1st Inf Div) and my little bro is stationed there at HQ in Ft Riley KS. will send this to him. 😉 reeko

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