Julie Cyr joined ROTC and made a commitment to the army in exchange for a full ride through college. She was 19 at the time and didn’t know what to expect of officer training. But on her first day, she met Benjamin Keating.
Broadcast version of the story that aired Tues. April 9, 2013.
After his 2006 death, the military renamed the military base where Benjamin Keating had been stationed Camp Keating in his honor.
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