Riders Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldier

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A fallen Philomath soldier was honored in a special way Thursday during a cross-country motorcycle torch ride. Army Specialist Cody Patterson lost his life in Afghanistan last October. On Thursday, the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest revved up their motorcycles to visit Patterson’s family. The riders started their trip with a torch … Continue reading »

Honoring Spc. Cody Patterson

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Monday was a special day for the family of fallen Philomath soldier Army Specialist Cody Patterson. Patterson was 24 years old when he was killed in Afghanistan in October. On Monday, as part of the 16th annual Benton County Veterans Memorial at the National Guard Armory, Patterson’s family unveiled his name on the … Continue reading »

Philomath Man Honored with Bronze Star

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Six months after his death, Army Specialist 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 … 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. Spc. 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 SPC Cody Patterson

PHILOMATH, Ore. – A community came together Thursday afternoon to honor Army Specialist 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 than … Continue reading »

Motorcade to Honor Philomath Soldier

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Yellow ribbons are flying throughout Philomath, honoring Spc. 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. Spc. 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 Spc. 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 … 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 »