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

5:30   |   It was tough during his second tour of Afghanistan, but Jon Keen reveals how he tried to help his platoon cope, including that most sacred of American male rituals, the video game. Not that he had much spare time, because in addition to his duties as scout platoon leader, he ran the detention facility in Asadabad.

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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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