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

6:30   |   On the Afghan border with Pakistan, platoon leader Jon Keen had the difficult job of finding Taliban fighters and sympathizers among the local population. Sometimes, this did not make many friends. He did have a good friend in his interpreter, who at great risk to himself and his family, helped the Americans.

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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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