Posts Categorized: Military Families

Families of Fallen Rangers Need Our Help

Families of Fallen Rangers Need Our Help

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BlackFive:

Several Rangers have Fallen in combat during the shutdown. The Rangers’ families need your help. One such family is the Pattersons.

Due to the government shutdown and the denial of death benefits, PFC Cody Patterson’s family is under severe financial distress. The 75th Ranger Regiment is currently attempting to collect donations through the Ranger Assistance Fund.

Contributions can be made at the RAFs website at http://www.75thraf.org/ by clicking the “Donate Here” button.

Checks can be sent to:

The Ranger Assistance Fund
2733 Summerfield Pl.
Phenix City, AL 36867
– See more at: http://www.blackfive.net/main/2013/10/no-death-gratuity-benefits-for-families-of-fallen-rangers-help-now.html#sthash.921T1JtJ.dpuf

More about Cody Patterson from the 3-75th:

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History Is Written

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History, like this title, can be ambiguous; indeed, the ambiguity of history belongs to those who write and their interpretations of events. One of the most inspiring historical events was the Battle of Thermopylae. A battle story first told to this author by his grandmother, a children’s librarian, when he was small enough to sit… Read more »

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Being A Better Man Than You Are

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I was at a loss for something appropriate to write for this special day. I know many sad stories that will go to the grave with me. Don’t misread that line. I am not a hero, but many heroes came to me to talk. I mainly listened. I am an excellent listener. Hopefully, I helped… Read more »

Obama: Chris Kyle? Who's Chris Kyle?

Obama: Chris Kyle? Who’s Chris Kyle?

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Two weeks and counting. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Her death was caused by choices she made on her own. President Barack Obama reacted within two days WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama’s thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston’s family, especially her daughter. Press secretary Jay Carney says it’s… Read more »

Funeral Procession for Chris Kyle, Texan National Hero

Funeral Procession for Chris Kyle, Texan National Hero

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WACO (February 12, 2013)—The funeral procession for slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which the Department of Public Safety says may be the longest in U.S. history, passed through Central Texas on Interstate 35 Tuesday morning on its way to the Texas State Cemetery where Kyle will be laid to rest.

Hundreds of residents lined the highway and packed highway overpasses to pay tribute to the slain war hero.