Legacy Honored through Charity

This fundraiser has been created to pay it forward in memory of a selfless man and soldier who was taken from this world too soon for what should have been his 35th birthday. All proceeds will be given to the charity Angels of America's Fallen, which provides monies for extracurricular activities for children of fallen service members and first responders.
MSG Bradley S. Keys of Inman, S.C. died Dec. 13, 2012 of injuries sustained during a military training accident in Eloy, Ariz. He was assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. He was a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant. He has been deployed two times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Keys enlisted as an automated logistical specialist in the U.S. Army in 1998. After completion of his initial training, to include the U.S. Army Airborne School, he was assigned to Ft. Bragg, NC as a Unit Logistical Sgt. where he served for two years. He attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in mid-2006. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Carson, Colo. as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant. Keys' military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3), the Army Achievement Medal (6), Valorous Unit Award (2), the Army Good Conduct Medal (4), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officers' Professional Development Ribbon (3), the Army Service Ribbon, the Certificate of Achievement (14), the Senior Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Military Free Fall Master Parachutist Badge and Marksman Qualification Badge – Expert with a Rifle. MSG Keys is survived by his wife, Lisa, his son, Ethan, his parents, Greg and Dawn, his brother, Danny, and many other family members that he loved dearly.


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