Wilson salutes fallen soldier

By: KXII News Email
By: KXII News Email

WILSON, Okla. -- A soldier who lost his life fighting in Iraq on Memorial Day weekend is now home. His community paid their respects on the streets of his hometown.

Army Specialist and Wilson native Coy Blodgett lost his life while on patrol in Iraq. Sunday afternoon, residents from his hometown in Wilson joined together for a public salute.

Blodgett lost his life while serving overseas at only 19 years old. Residents talked about supporting him Sunday.

"We're happy that he's home," one person said. "It's really sad under these circumstances...very sad."

Residents said they are like a family, and they're always there for one another, and it serves the same for their fallen hero, as they lined the streets to show their patriotism and support for Blodgett and his family.

"Wilson supports their own. They always have. I moved to Wilson twenty-five years ago, and they have always supported any type of cause."

As the procession brought back their beloved serviceman, for one war veteran, it evoked a different feeling.

"It makes you feel proud you get out lay your life on the line to do a job, " he said. "Sometimes there's no thanks. Seeing this, it chokes you up."

Funeral services are set for the Alexander Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday. Then Blodgett will have a full military burial at Reck Cemetery.


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  • by Lexi Location: Wilson on May 27, 2009 at 05:50 PM
    RIp Coy you will never be forgotten!!! I love you and will always miss you!!!! My big Cuz
  • by Shoya (Flossie) Moore Location: Port Moody, BC Canada on Jun 10, 2007 at 02:04 PM
    To the Blodgett Family, my heart and prayers are sent to you to let you know how proud and grateful I am of your son Coy. Only two difining forces have ever offered to die for you. Our Heavenly Creator and the American GI. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom. Thank you Coy...God Bless your loved ones and God Bless the USA!
  • by Shooter Location: Elgin, OK on Jun 8, 2007 at 06:42 PM
    I would like to thank the Blodgett family for inviting the PGR to attend the services for a True American Hero, SPC Clinton Blodgett. I had the Honor of riding for this Hero on the 3rd and 5th of June. The outporing from the communities made it hard to ride through the tears I had in my eyes for this young man. Thank You Clinton for OUR freedoms.
  • by kat Location: wilson ok on Jun 4, 2007 at 06:14 PM
    wanted to let the BLODGETT family know they are in our thoughts and prayers may they know we care god bless you and coy
  • by Robert Location: Honey Grove, TX on Jun 4, 2007 at 05:52 PM
    Thank you young Warrior, for all that you have done for us here in the U.S. with your sacrifice. I feel for your family and I pray that God will be with them at this time. God Bless the U.S.A.
  • by Susie Location: Tom Bean, Texas on Jun 4, 2007 at 04:56 PM
    When I read about this young fellow it makes me cry. Coy was so young and too young to die. All I can offer the family is my condolences and prayers. And I thank Coy for fighting for my freedoms and for giving of his life so I can live freely. God Bless his family at this difficult time for them.
  • by Virginia Location: Tishomingo on Jun 4, 2007 at 04:37 PM
    I am so for the family of this Soldier. I just want to thank this Soldier for serving and protecting the U.S.A. My prayers are with the family. May God Bless you ALL>
  • by Randall Hill Location: Des Moines Iowa on Jun 4, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    You Will Be Forever Missed In My Heart Coy You Fought and Died For Every American In This Country God Bless You and I will Always Love You Coy Your Uncle, Randall Hill
  • by ML Newell Location: Virginia on Jun 4, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    That's extremely cool of the area residents showing their support for Coy Blodgett.
  • by US Army SSG Location: Ft Campbell on Jun 4, 2007 at 02:32 PM
    Thank you for serving your nation. God bless,
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