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Sgt. Patrick Rix takes a brief pause during a 52-hour convoy mission in Afghanistan with a Minnesota Army National Guard company headquartered in Duluth. For two journalists covering a daunting story, he was an audacious character. (Richard Sennot / Minneapolis Star Tribune)

In memory: Fate held tragic plan for Duluth Guardsman

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I have a photo of me and Patrick Rix in my bedroom. You can’t tell it’s either one of us in the picture, but it has been a cherished possession. It’s even more cherished now.


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