Ben Keen: 'You Have To Keep Moving And Keep Pushing Forward'
Ben Keen served in the U.S. Army from 1999-2008 and rose to the rank of Sergeant E-5.
While serving in Iraq he learned the leadership skills that helped him launch Steel City Vets, a support group for post-9/11 veterans.
“I think the biggest life lesson you take away is you don’t take life for granted. Things change on a dime. You can’t dwell too much on what went wrong, you have to keep moving and keep pushing forward,” he said.
Keen now serves as an IT specialist in Pittsburgh.
Keen was interviewed by CLCV team member James Yauger, a former E-5 Sergeant with the U.S. Army. Read more about Veterans' Stories: Project 412 and its participating team members.