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Jon Keen | 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade - Army

5:11   |   Jon Keen was back in Italy training with his Airborne unit when he got two pieces of news. One was that deployments would be extended to fifteen months and the other was that they would be returning to Afghanistan instead of going to Iraq. This time it would be the Korengal Valley which challenged the men and the action began the very first day.

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Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
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  • 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan- 1st Tour  |  Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)  |  Army  |  115 Photos

    Jon Keen's photos give a glimpse into daily life for him and his unit during his 1st tour in Afghanistan. These photos show what the terrain, living conditions, and civilian interaction were like. (Jon is also a dedicated volunteer interviewer.)

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan- 2nd Tour  |  Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)  |  Army  |  115 Photos

    Jon Keen's photos from his 2nd Tour in Afghanistan show the mountainous terrain, what it's like to spend the holidays in a war zone, and the grief of losing your fellow soldiers. (Jon is also a dedicated WTW volunteer interviewer.)

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