Sgt. Scott Lange Kirkpatrick
November 11, 1980 ~ August 11, 2007
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Maryland State Patriot Medal
"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
The fundraising Event to honor Scott and benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund held
Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2010,
O'Faolain's Irish Pub
20921 Davenport Dr.,
was a huge success! We raised over $6200 for our troops! A huge thank you to
Couldn't make it?
You can still help out!
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
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