Keith Gardner

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Business Owner
US Marine Corp Veteran

 


Keith met SFC Randy Abrams while they served in the Marine Corps 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit together in 1994, Randy then was Pvt First Class Abrams. Keith and Randy deployed together on-board the USS Trenton being called to action to evacuate and secure the American Embassy in Liberia while providing safe passage for thousands of fleeing Liberians. Keith was awarded a Combat Action Ribbon, Hummanitarian Service Medal, and a  Presidential Letter of Commendation for his actions during an incident killing a dear friend of Keith and Randy, PFC Brandon Murley. 

After the Marine Corps, Keith has been busy…skydiving, traveling- 49 of the 50 states, 18 countries and has climbed several 15,000 ft and higher mountains. He "back-country" hiked the Pacific Crest Trail while living in Vancouver Washington. The outdoors is where he is the most at home.

Keith has held many different positions, Hospital Laboratory Technician, Tissue Transplant Technician for organ donation, Paramedic Firefighter for a very busy Ohio Fire Department. The last several years, Keith has founded and run his own businesses. He works with another Marine selling gear and providing training to Military and Law Enforcement. He has grown some roots living in Northern Kentucky with his wonderful family, a wonderfully gifted daughter, Natalie, a Doberman Pinscher and a Great Dane.

Keith has gained valuable insight  into PTSD with his prior service in both the military and public service areas and offers to our Combat Vet Blog as a contributor along with his business expertise, emphais on marketing, to Operation:I.V.,Inc

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