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We Are Diminished: Pat Rogers Passes Away

By Bryan Black

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I’m disheartened to be posting today that Pat Rogers, a true pioneer and industry icon has passed away. While I haven’t been able to track down anything more than this, to say we’re diminished is putting it lightly. I was working with Pat on an impending interview at ITS and I’m almost beyond words at today’s news. I had just spoken to him recently and everything seemed to be fine. He had the same salty air to him that he had when I met him during the first instructional course I took outside of the military back in 2009, just before founding ITS.

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Pat wasn’t only known for his training company, EAG Tactical, but for his time as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Sergeant with the New York Police Department, a free fall photographer and one of the most respected and prolific writers around. He always considered himself a student first and could find humor in any situation, especially in awarding his beloved moose cock patch that will forever live in infamy.

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Fair Winds and Following Seas, Pat. You are truly missed…

 

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