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Veterans Standby To Protect A Fallen Marine, Stunned When Biker Gang Drives Up

While his friends and family planned to honor the life of 25-year-old Marine Corporal Richard Bennet for serving his country before his helicopter was shot down in Iraq, the Westboro Baptist Church decided they wanted to picket his funeral instead.


However, according to Little Things, a group of local bikers “The Patriot Guard” weren’t going to have it.

Westboro Baptist Church, a hate group, believes that God kills troops because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality. So, they protest soldier's funerals. The Patriot Guard attends these funerals to prevent the funerals from being disturbed and to shield family members of the deceased from their hateful words. The Patriot Guard forms a human shield so protesters are out of view, while blasting patriotic music from their bikes to drown out their hateful chants.

“No family should have to face this type of hatred on the day that they’re putting their loved ones to rest,” said Patriot Guard member, veteran and pastor Ken Van.

Van attends as many soldier funerals as he can. And says that whether or not the Westboro Baptist Church shows up or not The Patriot Gang will show up to funerals to show their support for the families who lost their loved ones who fought for freedom.

Source: Little Things
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