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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.” –
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.