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Riders stand, ride in honor of fallen veteran

Posted February 3, 2015

— The North Carolina Patriot Guard, motorcycle riders who pay tribute to fallen soldiers, first responders and honorably discharged veterans, escorted a hearse with the body of a U.S. Army veteran from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to a Fayetteville funeral home Tuesday night.

Jason D. Landphair of Fayetteville was one of three Defense Department contractors killed at North Kabul International Airport in late January by a man in an Afghan military uniform. The gunman was killed at the scene.

Landphair was killed during his fourth trip to Afghanistan – the previous three as a medic for the U.S. Army Special Forces. He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killings.


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  • Local Native Feb 4, 2015

    The Patriots stood guard at the entrance to our church recently as they honored one of our members who passed. It was awesome to see them standing their in their riding gear, with military badges and proudly/humbly holding our flag in honor of their fellow veteran. God bless you Patriots for your service to our country and your comrades!

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  • Mike Wells Feb 4, 2015
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    This sends chill all over my body. What love, for your country and the people who protect and serve.

  • jazzyspapaw Feb 4, 2015

    Seen them riding west last night on 40 when I was leaving work around 7:45. Thought it odd seeing such a large group that late in the middle of the week until I watched the news and saw the video clip. Hot, cold, rain or shine that is what the Patriot Riders do for their fallen brothers, lead them back home to their loved ones.

  • Stormcrow Feb 4, 2015

    Actually video of the riders would have been nice.

  • Stormcrow Feb 4, 2015

    It was pretty dang cold Tuesday night to be out riding.

  • Barbara Sossomon Feb 4, 2015
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    Thank you The North Carolina Patriot Guard, for your love for this country and those who fight to keep her free.

    So sad for this wife and young daughters. May the Lord hold them.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Feb 3, 2015

    God bless them all, and all who love and support them.