Saturday, October 30, 2010

Patriot Guard ready to protect dead soldier's family from Westboro protesters

A Patriot Guard team is prepared to protect the family of soldier Dylan Reid who was killed earlier this month in Iraq.

Reid's services have been targeted by Rev. Fred Phelps and his followers at the Westboro Baptist Church, who have made a practice of protesting at soldiers' funerals claiming they were killed because God is paying back the United States for its tolerance of homosexuality.

A Facebook site designed to garner support for the Patriot Guard had 479 followers as of this morning.

The Guard will meet at 11 a.m. at Daniel Funeral Home. A briefing will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the flag line at 12:15. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

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