Becoming an Army Engineer to continue a life of service all over the world
A young Ben Ketchum, lower right, is pictured here with his family aboard the hospital ship his father, Clem Ketchum, top left, captained that was associated with the non-profit Mercy Ships organization. Clem, now a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel; Ketchum’s mother Jennifer, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain; and Ketchum’s brother Will, now a U.S. Army captain serving as a general surgeon, spent years traveling and providing medical care to impoverished communities around the world. Ben, now Capt. Ben Ketchum chose to continue his family’s legacy of serving others as an engineer officer in the U.S. Army and now supports humanitarian assistance and other projects in several countries in Africa and Europe as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District. (Courtesy photo)

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