Under an overcast sky, hundreds of people lined Route 2 from Annapolis into Edgewater to honor Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks who was killed on August 16th in Afghanistan.
Feeks, 28, was in a helicopter that crashed during a firefight with insurgents.
Feeks body made its way from Dover Air Force Base early this morning and the procession will make its way along route 50 and Route 2 into Edgewater and the George P. Kalas Funeral home. Residents have been encouraged to line up along the route, with flags to honor this American hero.
While you enjoy a day off from your job, remember those who died doing theirs. #RIP Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks. His memorial is today in MD.
— Jummy Olabanji (@JummyTV) September 3, 2012
Edgewater’s youth remembering US Navy SEALPatrick Feeks. instagr.am/p/PHXaq3PY7I/
— Tracy Sweeney (@TracyMWSweeney) September 3, 2012
A viewing for Feeks will be held on Tuesday.
A funeral service will be at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel in Arlington. Feeks will then be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Welcoming home and showing support for fallen soldier Patrick Feeks USN SEAL instagr.am/p/PHVSkUjXep/
— Tommy Passemante (@StreetBikeTommy) September 3, 2012
Unfortunately, the fanfare surrounding Feeks death and homecoming did not escape the radar of the Westboro Baptist Church who plans to picket at his funeral (graphic language) on Wednesday at Arlington.