Remembering a beloved son
Southridge honors life of Pfc. Andrew Keller by retiring his No. 13 jersey
The Times photographer Jaime Valdez captured this collection of images at Southridge High School Friday as the school officially retired the jersey of Andrew Keller, a Southridge graduate from Tigard who died serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan last month.
Families, alumni and community members were invited to a pre-game dedication ceremony to pay tribute to the 22-year-old Tigard soldier, who was killed in action Aug. 15 while serving his country in Afghanistan before the Skyhawks took on the Lake Oswego Lakers.
Keller, a 2008 Southridge High School graduate, was a high school football star, serving as captain of the Skyhawks in 2007. He was named Most Valuable Player during his senior year.
Keller's No. 13 jersey was presented to his parents, Jeff and Kim.
Here's a collection of photos from the game.
For more on Andrew Keller, click here.