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Old 06-29-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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One mother, her son and the media

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McCaffrey was killed along with 1st Lt. Andre Tyson, both members of the 579th Engineer Battalion, in a roadside ambush on June 22.

His mother, Nadia McCaffrey, summoned news outlets to photograph her son's flag-draped casket arriving at Sacramento International Airport to protest a Pentagon policy banning media coverage of America's war dead.

Nearly a dozen reporters, photographers and television crews watched as the coffin of McCaffrey, was transferred to a hearse outside an airport cargo terminal shortly before midnight Sunday, officials said.

"I don't care what President Bush wants," Nadia McCaffrey, told reporters. Patrick "did not die for nothing ... The way he lived needs to be talked about. Patrick was not a fighter, he was a peacemaker."


McCaffrey was a manager with a collision repair company in the Silicon Valley when he enlisted in the National Guard in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But he had grown disillusioned with his mission in Iraq, his family said.

For her part, Nadia McCaffrey said she planned to continue speaking out against the war.

"This is enough," she said. "We have to react."
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