Philomath Man Honored with Bronze Star

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Six months after his death, Pfc.Cody Patterson is being honored for his heroism in Afghanistan. The military honored Patterson with the Bronze Star, an award that recognizes acts of valor and bravery. The 24-year old from Philomath was killed in October by an improvised explosive device. He was honored during a combat … Continue reading »

Soldier Protest Met with Opposition

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A group notorious for protesting U.S. soldiers’ funerals plans to demonstrate in Corvallis this weekend, but it will be met by a counter-protest. Pfc. Cody Patterson died in Afghanistan two weeks ago. His service is Sunday, and the Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to be there. But many residents from across the … Continue reading »

Honoring PFC Cody Patterson

PHILOMATH, Ore. – A community came together Thursday afternoon to honor Private First Class Cody Patterson as a motorcade procession passed through Philomath. Hundreds of community members lined the streets, showing their support not only for the fallen soldier, but for his family as well. Patterson, a 24-year-old Philomath High School graduate, was killed less … Continue reading »

Motorcade to Honor Philomath Soldier

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Yellow ribbons are flying throughout Philomath, honoring Pfc. Cody Patterson who died in Afghanistan last week. On Thursday, a motorcade will travel through town, between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Police will come down 19th Street in Philomath and do a loop down Main Street, Applegate Street, all the way down to … Continue reading »

Philomath Soldier’s Memorial Service Set

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A Philomath soldier recently killed in Afghanistan will be honored at a public memorial service this Sunday. Pfc. Cody Patterson, a Philomath High School grad, will be remembered at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus. The service starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. In a … Continue reading »

Soldier’s Family Releases Statement

PHILOMATH, Ore. — The family of fallen soldier Cody Patterson put out a statement Thursday expressing their grief and sadness. Patterson’s mother Nancy Wilson says in part, “The family of Cody Patterson is proud of his service to his country, his bravery, and his sacrifice. There are not enough words to express the depth of … Continue reading »

Local Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

PHILOMATH, Ore. – It has been a heartbreaking few days for the Philomath community after learning one of its soldiers will not be returning home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Military says on Sunday, Private First Class Cody Patterson and three other soldiers were killed in the Zhari district in Afghanistan when their unit was attacked … Continue reading »