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*Video* Friend of IraqWarHeroes.Org issues “ice water” challenge.

Since the beginning of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, photographer QMadp has kept track of our fallen heroes on his website and at their funerals. He does this at his own expense and he could use some financial help.

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Of course the challenge is a take off of the ALS challenge which has exploded on social media. Watch John Posey’s throw down to you. Put this on full screen and wait for the surprise ending!

VIDEO: Thousands Protect Service for Oregon Army Ranger Pfc Cody Patterson from Westboro Protesters

Photo by Citizen Journalist Portland Metro Liberty
Thousands honor Army Ranger Pfc Cody Patterson.Photo by Citizen Journalist Portland Metro Liberty

 

The Westboro Baptist Church issued flyer threatening picket of Army Ranger Pfc Cody Patterson.
The Westboro Baptist Church issued flyer threatening picket of Army Ranger Pfc Cody Patterson.

The family that makes up the Westboro church released the nearby flyer threatening to picket and disrupt the service for the Army Ranger who died when his special forces unit was hit by Taliban improvised explosive devices.After making the threat, they failed to show up for the service.

Photo by Citizen Journalist Portland Metro Liberty
The Patriot Guard attends the service to protect family from the bile spewing WBC protesters. Photo by Citizen Journalist Portland Metro Liberty

Patterson was one of several troops whose ‘death gratuity’ was withheld by the Obama Administration during  the partial government shutdown. The Fisher House charity stepped up to pay for Patterson’s funeral arrangements.

 More on that and Cody’s heroism over at Blackfive. 

 

 

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“Pfc. Cody Patterson was the poster child for the Ranger Regiment,” said Lt. Col. Patrick J. Ellis, Commander of 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment. “He was courageous and dedicated and lost his life while fighting tenaciously against our Nation’s enemies alongside his fellow Rangers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Patterson family.” –

A Duck fan supports Patterson in Beaver territory. Photo by Portland Metro Liberty
A Duck fan supports Patterson in Beaver territory. Photo by Portland Metro Liberty
The OTHER Oregon.
The OTHER Oregon.

 Below is the video of the parade leading to Cody Patterson’s Memorial from Citizen Journalist Portland Metro Liberty. Make sure you have a tissue nearby.