A local fallen soldier is getting a special honor this Memorial Day: Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, who grew up in Wallingford, will have his name featured on a race car during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
“It’s a way to keep Andrew’s name alive, and it’s all part of trying to raise awareness in this country that many, many people have sacrificed in many, many, many ways,” said Pedersen-Keel’s stepfather, Bob Keiser, who lives in Madison. “It’s a way to recognize just a few that have given the ultimate sacrifice. … We’re lucky to have Andrew’s name there.”