|Contact: Steve Jensen
|May 2, 2013|
MADISON SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN TO BE ADDED TO WALL OF HONOR IN STATE CAPITOL MAY 23 rd
(HARTFORD, CT) - The portrait of a Madison soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year will be added to the Wall of Honor tribute in the State Capitol complex at the annual addendum ceremony scheduled for May 23rd.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Family members of the new honoree, Army Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel, are expected to attend, as well as relatives of the 63 Connecticut service members previously lost in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pedersen-Keel, a 28-year-old Special Forces commander, was killed in March when an Afghan policeman opened fire inside a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.
In addition to the hanging of his portrait, the names of all service members on the Wall will be read and family members will have the opportunity to give remarks.
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman created the Wall of Honor in 2007 and hosts the annual addendum ceremony with Hartford radio broadcaster Brad Davis.