Sgt. Scott Lange Kirkpatrick
November 11, 1980 ~ August 11, 2007
"Warrior Poet"

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Maryland State Patriot Medal


FOB Falcon, July 7th, 2007
Arab Jabour, Iraq

"Nothing Punk Rock"
I can only remember and believe
in the furious grace of jazz.
here so many miles upon miles away
there is little hope for the stage,
for something other than the chorus of the wind.
but it is a choir that calls me to somewhere else
to some future full of light and heat
of sound and fury,
full of skin and sweat
love and sex.
Scott Kirkpatrick, Baghdad, 2005, excerpt

Events honoring Scott

The fundraising Event to honor Scott and benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund held

Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2010,
at
O'Faolain's Irish Pub
20921 Davenport Dr.,
Sterling, VA.

was a huge success! We raised over $6200 for our troops! A huge thank you to
www.ofaolains.com

Couldn't make it?
You can still help out!

Click the button, please!

A huge thank you to the staff at O'Faolain's, the Flying Cows of Ventry, Billy Fuller and the folks at Insane Ink, Kathy Davis as well as Don Huss of Spares Bowling Shop. We raised over $6200 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund and our wounded troops and their families.


If you couldn't come and want to donate, you still can and every dime will go to the YRF. Please click on this button below
to add whatever amount you want to the fund.

Every cent goes to the Yellow Ribbon Fund!

There have been many news articles both in print and online honoring Scott.

Virginia Lays to Rest a Soldier-Poet Killed in Iraq by Jack Zahora, NPR, All Things Considered, Friday, August 24, 2007

Ambitious N.Va. Soldier Is Laid to Rest, Mark Berman, Washington Post,
Friday, August 24, 2007; Page B03

Slam Poet-Turned-Sergeant Is Killed, By Mariana Minaya, Washington Post
Tuesday, August 14, 2007; Page A09

"Friends remember soldier from Reston", By: Claire Compton, Fairfax Times, Friday, August 17, 2007 (Article removed at paper)

'House Bombs' a Growing Risk for U.S. Troops
Soldiers Being Lured Into Buildings Rigged to Explode; Commander Cites Insurgents' 'Continually Evolving Tactics'

By Megan Greenwell, Washington Post,Thursday, August 16, 2007; Page A08

Details Magazine
The Fallen: Sergeant Scott Kirkpatrick, 26
Poet, punk, and liberal idealist Scott Kirkpatrick joined the Army to influence it from within. Last August he was in pursuit of a sniper when he was killed in a booby-trapped Iraqi house. By Ian Daly

"Seven years of war and an eternity of remembrance"
By Moni Basu, CNN, March 18, 2010