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

3:56   |   Jon Keen was helping unload casualties in Asadabad, Afghanistan when he saw his platoon sergeant among the wounded, a sight which seared his memory. It was difficult for the Afghans as well. The dead children he carried from helicopters is another forever memory. During this time, two Medal of Honor events occurred in a large operation called Rock Avalanche.

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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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