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

7:42   |   On a mission to visit the Afghan villages in his area, Jon Keen's unit experienced its first casualty and he experienced his first live fire. Many of the civilians were resentful of the American soldiers and he relates two incidents which contributed to this feeling.

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  • 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan- 1st Tour  |  Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    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  |  0 Photo

    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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