Keith Koster joined the U.S. Navy in May 1982 and served aboard the USS Suribachi. During his service, he received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and two Sea Service deployment ribbons. He was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer 1st Class in April 1988.
Koster lives in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where he works as the Xerox Technical Services Manager serving New York, New Hampshire and Vermont. He's been married to his wife, Cindy, for 35 years. The couple has two children, Brittney and Joe, and a grandaughter, Lola. In his spare time, Koster enjoys mountaineering and ballroom dancing.
Koster is a 22 year paid-up-for-life member of Adirondack Post 70 in Saratoga County, N.Y. He has served in many positions at the post, district and department level, including 2018 Department Vice-Commander. He is the creator of The American Legion 4th District Family Athletic Club and in 2019, was inducted to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. In March 2019, Koster's story was featured in the March issue of The American Legion Magazine, where he shared quest to climb all 46 peaks of the Adirondacks in a year to honor of The American Legion Centennial.
September 2nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 40 mins 55 secs
100 miles for hope, active lifestyle, adirondack, american legion, children, commentary, community, community service, foundation, healthy, military, mountaineering, non-profit, peaking, post-9/11, topical, veteran, veterans, veterans service
Tango Alpha Lima is a twice-monthly podcast from The American Legion hosted by three post-9/11 veterans. Learn more at www.legion.org/tangoalphalima.