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December 01, 2014
Can't wait to meet you brother.
November 05, 2014
My name is Andrew Tucker I'm a sir a Winfield city high school in Winfield Alabama. My government teacher has asked me to find someone to write to and i chose Andrew because he has the same name as i do. I would like to say that I'm very grateful for Andrew because if it wasn't for him we wouldn't be able to do the things we do today. I'm very active in church and that's the main reason that I'm thank for the men and women that are willing to go and serve for the United States. I also would like to join the U.S. coast guard when I finish high school

thank you for your time.
June 09, 2014
God Bless you PK
May 31, 2014
Hello to Andrew's mother, your aunt Donna here in Nl gave me the info on your son, I to lost 2 sons one in Iraq Feb.25 2005 age 38 married leaving behind 1 son age 3 and a daughter age 7,my youngest son died tragically in Va. Aug 2000 age 24, my only 2 children. Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your son he did God's work here on earth, we as mothers are in a club together and there's no way out. There are no words to express my feelings for your loss but I to live with the aching and loneliness every day of my life; as time goes by you will learn to live with it but the sadness never leaves I guess this is our lot in life God had planned for us.Please feel free to contact me at My son Michael Shawn Deem is also on this site.
I listen to a song on You tube called "Dancing in the Sky" visit the site the song speaks volumes and does help me get through the real bad days.
All the best to you and yours.
Rita Pomroy Placentia, NL Canada
May 26, 2014
I miss you bud, till we see each other again rest in peace my friend.
March 11, 2014
People can still sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men like Andrew stand ready to do violence on their behalf. My thoughts and Prayers will always be with you.
February 05, 2014
Thank you for your brave service to our country. There are no words to say they adequately convey, the "price" you and your family paid. I sit here and humbly recognize and salute you and may your memory live on forever until we all meet again.
May 25, 2013
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Andrew will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
May 22, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one Andrew, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God bless you Capt. Andrew M. will not be forgotten.
April 22, 2013
I thank you for your service. Peace to you and your family.
Wishing you all strength now and in the many days to come.
God Bless All.
April 10, 2013
Deepest sympathy to the family of Capt. Andrew M. Pederson-Keel. I truly am sorry, always know that he will always be with you in spirit every day. Andrew "P-K", is the sunlight of every day and starlight of every night. Remember his laugh, smile, and all the great times. Angel love to you. (Soldier Angel)
April 08, 2013
May your memories of Andrew warm your heart and bring you comfort. Please accept my sympathy and respect for Andrew.
April 08, 2013
God bless Andrew for his service and sacrifice to keep us safe. He was a hero and will never be forgotten.
April 08, 2013
Andrew was a wonderful penpal.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
He will be missed by all.
April 08, 2013
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Please know others care and Andrew's sacrifice will not be forgotten. You are in our prayers.
April 08, 2013
To the Family of Capt. Pedersen-Keel we send our condolences and prayers.

Those who have died for their country will never be forgotten.

Their sacrifice will live on forever in the hearts of all who cherish freedom.
April 07, 2013
He loved and served his country and paid the ultimate price. May America always remember the sacrifice he made for God and Country. He will forever live in the hearts of his loved ones. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Connie Palmer, Tony Chang, Florida
April 01, 2013
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I know it is a difficult time for your family. I am grateful for Mr. Keel's service to our country and will pray for him and his family.
March 28, 2013
Andrew was the best of what America is. I am saddened by his death, and my heart and prayers go out to all who have known and loved him. I admire his courage and his commitment to his country and am forever grateful for his honorable service. My bessings to your family.
March 27, 2013
Sending Prayers to Andrew and his loved ones. Such an inspiring, brave. service man~ I am so very sorry for his family and friends, remember, Andrew lives with God now and you will see him once again. In Faith, Donna Schmidt, North Carolina
March 27, 2013
As a relative of one of his teammates, I feel your pain and pray for you all
March 27, 2013
I was made aware of your tragic loss through friends of the Laramies. Today and in the days ahead I will pray and think of your son. Such a fine young man. And when I go to visit Arlington and lay wreaths at Christmas I will make sure that I stop and pause at his grave. He will not be forgotten...such a brave soul and hero
March 26, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Andrew when I still lived in Wallingford as a young child. He went out of his way to be my friend when I was shy little kid. I recall running into him again later when we were just a little bit older and he did the same. Although we didn't remain close as we got older, his friendship always meant a lot. I have no doubt that he touched many other lives the same way over the years.
March 26, 2013
Andrew and his entire family, my sincere and deepest sadness and condolences on a life so short yet so filled.

He was a soldier of America. Honor him.

Uncle Jer
March 26, 2013
To The Pedersen-Keel Family and Celeste,
Our hearts break for you in the loss of your beautiful, brave son, brother and fiance. May God wrap you in his arms and may you feel his presence at this very difficult time. The Cheatwood Family - 2006 West Point Parents
March 25, 2013
Words can not even begin to express my appreciation for your service, Thank you, what you have sacrificed for our freedom is incomprehensible. To your parents, your sister and fiancé my heart goes out to all of you. Your son, your brother, and your fiancé is a hero. God Bless You All
March 25, 2013
R.I.P Andrew, You will be missed.
March 25, 2013
Thank you for your service. Today, I happened to be across the street from the funeral home after the mass and watched the military procession. I stopped in my tracks, stood quietly, bowed and thanked you for your service. May God Bless your family during this time. You are indeed, a hero.
March 25, 2013
Captain Pedersen-Keel,
Thank you for your service to our country. You will always be an American hero in our eyes. God bless you and your family. The Patterson family, Madison, Ct.
March 25, 2013
May God Bless you and keep you during this difficult time. Thank you for your son's service and your sacrifice. I will keep you all in my prayers
Samantha Moore, St. George Parishioner.
March 25, 2013
Henry, Mary & Charlene,
My thoughts, prayers and love are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 25, 2013
Dear Helen we are so very sorry to hear about Andrew, we have a great deal of wonderful memories with him & Jimmy and the whole clan here in Wallingford. Thankyou for raising such an accomplished and wonderful son. No words can express how this must be for you.
The Savo Family Wallingford CT
March 24, 2013
Thank you to his family and fiancée for supporting and loving such an amazing and dedicated American. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
March 24, 2013
I dont know you. But my prayers for your family are in my heart...Thank you for serving our country.
March 23, 2013
May beautiful memories sustain you as you grieve for your son. May God watch over Andrew's family. Our thanks to you for your sons service to our country. Andrew is a true American hero and did not die in vain.
March 23, 2013
Rest In Peace; Your service to our country greatly appreciated. Some gave some you gave all. God bless you and your family.
March 23, 2013
Dear Helen and Bob,
I hope you can gather strength from the love of
God as well as the love and prayers of your many family members and friends.
You raised a true hero. Andrew is a young man who achieved great success in his 28 years of life. He will forever remain an inspiration to all the lives he touched.
We love you.
March 23, 2013
My condolences to the family, friends and fiance, Celeste Pizza of Captain Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel. Words alone can not adequately express how sorry I am for your loss. May you take comfort in that he died in service to his country defending our freedom and liberty. Captain Pedersen-Keel was truly an American hero.
March 23, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
March 22, 2013
Your son died a hero. This country will be indebted to him for his extreme sacrifice. I hope that the tremendous outpouring of support will validate the high regard that everyone has for this fallen soldier. My deepest sympathy to Andrews family and friends.
March 22, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
March 22, 2013
Thank you, Andrew for your service and your sacrifice. We are forever in your debt. Our deepest sympathies to your parents, no one can know the depth of your sacrifice.
Bill and Betsy Kotowski
March 22, 2013
R.I.P soldier. My condolences to the family of this brave young man.
March 22, 2013
Helen and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Andrew's service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten or taken for granted. I will never forget him running around in the yard at your house in South Miami when he was 4 or 5. He was running and jumping at breakneck speed. When I asked him what he was doing he said "I'm practicing to be a Superhero". Andrew - you got it right, you are the ultimate Superhero.
March 22, 2013
Andrew, when you were 14 I told you that you would leave your mark on this world in a special way. You've done just that, and I am so proud of you. God bless you always. Rest in peace.
March 22, 2013
Thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family at this very sad time.
March 22, 2013
Dear Helen,
We heard about Andrew through friends on Facebook and am so very grateful for social media right now. It is agonizingly poignant to read how Andrew grew to be such an amazing and successful young man, but not surprising. His intelligence was evident very early on, which were the years that I knew him. Some of us have traveled light years from Clinton Place but remain connected through the children. I very much admire you and admire Andrew for his heroism. You are both heroes. I extend my sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to you both for Andrew and his service. The loss of him is great and hardest to bear, but you both did extraordinarily well, and I hope your success, your enduring strength and the love of your family keeps you going.

Best wishes,
Rosemarie Cresswell (mom of Joanna and Stephen, formerly of 30 Clinton Place)
March 22, 2013
Bob and Helen ~~ I am so terribly sad for your profound loss. Please accept my very deepest sympathies.
Noreen P. Cullen
March 22, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. I pray you find some comfort in knowing he died a hero. Anyone who willingly wants to serve their country is a true hero! May God bring you peace and comfort during this most difficult time in your lives. God bless you all
March 22, 2013
To the Pedersen-Keel family,
Although we have never met, I am so sorry for your loss. Being both a mother and an American, I share your pain. Please know that Andrew is in our prayers and my family thanks him for his military service. God Bless you Andrew.
March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013
Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart,
Tis hard so hard to speak the words,
"We must forever part."
God bless and keep this young wonderful man and our thanks for his brave and heroic service for all in this country. To his family we are heart-broken for your loss.
March 22, 2013
So sorry for the loss of a true hero. The men and women who protect our country, are our best asset and we cannot thank them enough. May all the people in Captain Pedersen-Keels life, find comfort in knowing that this person was a very important person to our country and will be missed, but never forgotten.
March 22, 2013
I am an 80 year old recent widow of a Korean veteran. I went to see my American Legion advocate yesterday at the Newington VA. On the reception desk there is a plaque reading "HOME OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE" .. May God bless you all, and keep you strong.
March 22, 2013
sorry for his loss, cpt andy and his family will be kept in our family,s prayers
March 22, 2013
"Now arises from Hallowed ground a delicate cloud of bugle notes that softly say, Farewell...Comrade true, born anew, Peace to you...Perhaps their brave young spirits hear the bugles sing, go to sleep..."

words by
Sgt Joyce Kilmer
KIA 7/30/1918
Ourcq, France
March 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 17, 2013
P-K was my son's friend and comrade in arms. I had the privelege of meeting him when they served together. We all deeply feel the loss of this brave warrior. There are no other words except rest in peace and honor. Your name will never be forgotten, especially not in our family. He lives on in the hearts of those who knew him.
March 16, 2013
I am so sorry for the Keel family's loss. I am a neighbor from many years ago on 41st terrace.
Joy Rubenstein Prater
March 16, 2013
Andrew, you will live forever in our hearts.
March 16, 2013
You are my hero,much love Andrew,auntpoo
March 15, 2013
to the family of andrew..prayers are being said for a mother of a capt in the marine doesnt matter what part of the military in which our son's take a real man to do it with courage and valor..thank you for allowing andrew to protect our country and be of great service...he is a true hero..even though i didnt personally know andrew..i look forward to shaking his hand in heaven one day..god promises in our spirit we shall recognize each other. god bless u andrew and your family..semper fi..severy gautier, miami florida
March 15, 2013
May Our Lord keep you close and comfort you as you grieve. Please know that a grateful nation grieves with you, and prays for you.
Steve Hamm, USMA 2015 Parent
Conover, NC
March 15, 2013
A USMA '09 family is sending you love, prayers, and deepest condolences from Washington, DC and Connecticut. We are so sorry for your unimaginable loss and we pray that God's peace will comfort and heal you during this time.
March 15, 2013
Thank you for your service Capt Keel, you are a great American and people are proud of y ou. Thank you for your dedication to your Country.
March 15, 2013
Andrew took the hard and most folks will never appreciate his path to sacrifice. Keeping his family in our prayers.
Your uncle Carl (aka Ralf)
March 15, 2013
Take care trooper. You are the Pathfinder for the rest of us when our time comes.
March 15, 2013
Dear family of Capt. Andrew Pederson-Keel,

God IS at work here…and I've incredible faith in the “PLAN”…but that doesn't displace the grief…nor should it. You must grieve…allow yourself the sadness and all that attends that! As a veteran and a “Friends of Electric Boat” Troop Supporter, I keep all our troops in harm's way, in daily prayer; I've used the following in the past as a grief enabler, and offer it, along with my sincerest ongoing prayers for your entire family. May God Bless and keep you all close during this truly sad time. And know we all appreciate the gift that is these fine, young heroes…and its cost!!! Email me via Contact Me and I'd be happy to forward this entry formatted for saving.

When my mother died, even after a years-long battle with cancer, I was shattered by the loss…inconsolable…she was my mentor! I like to think that I got my character from my father, but my mind and its capacity from m'dear sainted mother!!! BUT, "If your faith assures you she's in heaven, then what are the tears all about?!?" I hold eternity with My God dearly close...a cherished and hard-won prize...but, in the interim, that answer lies below.

Today we cry...must admit they're selfish tears.
You see...our faith assures your journey's done.
But it's not for you we mourn, at all, my dear;
It's for those of us you've left behind...alone!!!

We share your joy...share your happiness at rest,
Your painful fears now for forever stilled.
You've fought the good fight, passed the final test,
But you've left behind a hole that can't be filled!!!

So, until we each rejoin you some someday,
And, while your memory buoys us through those years,
We'll miss you...but continue on our way,
And, from time to time, we'll cry our selfish tears!!!

My sincerest condolences…my fondest prayers for peace and strength…

Ray Hamilton (c) March 19, 1989
March 15, 2013
RIP beautiful and brave soul. A hero that has left us to serve The Lord. We love you and will remember u always.
March 15, 2013
Rest in peace wonderful soul MY HERO and my family's hero
Great and brave soldier who fought for what he believed. We love you always. Luz and family
March 15, 2013
Rest in peace wonderful soul MY HERO and my family's hero
Great and brave soldier who fought for what he believed. We love you always. Luz and family
March 15, 2013
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
March 14, 2013
No words can ease the pain the fills your heart at this time. Know that his sacrifice will never be forgotten and our country will always owe him and his fallen brothers an eternal debt.
March 14, 2013
This is heartbreaking. I met and knew Andy from South Miami. He truly epitomized "an officer and a gentleman". He was funny and humble, I had no idea his family was so distinguished in Texas. My condolences to his mother. The world has lost a good man. At least I have my memory of him enjoying bike riding, going faster than car traffic.
March 14, 2013
He closed his eyes and felt the rushing air,
The whispered secrets of his ebbing tide.
Angelic fingers gently brushed his hair.
His errant spirit fled, his body died.

Now what majestic visions fill his view,
What brilliant stars to light him on his way.
His soul set free, in lofty spiral flew
Leaving behind a useless hulk of clay.

Winging his way across celestial heights,
Traveling onwards in a heavenly sea,
Marveling at the wonder of such sights,
He claims his portion of Eternity.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his fiancée.
March 14, 2013
May God bless you Captain Pedersen-Keel,and I am forever grateful to you for serving our country. I pray for peace and comfort for your family and friends. You are a true American Hero!
March 14, 2013
I can still see his fifth grade face in my classroom at Parker Farms. There was no doubt even then that Andrew was a presence, a positive force. I am heartbroken for his mother. There are no words to say at this, the saddest of moments, except thank you for you service and the sacrifice you made to ensure the safety and freedom of so many. God bless you.
March 14, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
March 14, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time Your Andrew was a true hero. May your faith sustain you
March 13, 2013
No words can take the pain away but only prayers can sooth the soul. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice your family has made for our freedom. As a Navy Mom I can only imagine the pain. All my prayers to you and yours....
March 13, 2013
My heart breaks for your family.
A Memorial for all of Florida's Fallen will be in Oviedo this Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. My son will have Boy Scouts lay wreaths for all of the Fallen Heroes (including his Dad who passed away in July), as part of his Eagle Scout project (to NEVER FORGET them). The community and your family are welcome in Downtown Oviedo, FL- 9am on the lawn of the Lawton House 200 West Broadway Oviedo, to honor and remember Andrew.
March 13, 2013
We cannot begin to thank you enough for your sacrifice and service to our country. RIP! My sincerest condolences to your family and friends. :(
March 13, 2013
At such a time,
There isn't much that anyone can say,
But many thoughts & prayers go out to you
in sympathy today.
He served and died as a true hero and will
never be forgotten.

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” - Thucydides

Andrew will be honored and remembered at our 6th
Annual Run For the Fallen in Tampa - September 2013
March 13, 2013
Your Hero and your family
have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful
for the service and job
that has been done in order to
keep us safe in our homeland.
May God wrap His loving arms around you all
and hold you close throughout
this very difficult time.

You are all in our thoughts & prayers

PMM of wounded warrior Veteran Adam, USMC
March 13, 2013
I'm so sorry. :*( May God bless his family in their time of sorrow.
March 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your service. Peace to you and your family.
March 13, 2013
There but for the grace of God go I. Thank you for your service to our country. Ooooorah, Sgt. Hardy, USMC
March 13, 2013
Rest in peace to the most beautiful angel I know. Thank you for your service. You will forever be remembered as my brave cousin. I love you Andrew.
March 13, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 13, 2013
The freedom we experience in our country is fought for by courageous soldiers such as Andrew. I am so sorry for your loss and may God comfort you during this very difficult time.
March 13, 2013
God Bless you Andrew Pederson-Keel.
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