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Self-Proclaimed Patriot Anti-Vaxxers who have Died from Covid

Updated: Mar 13, 2022

UPDATE: We've added another self-proclaimed patriot who has died from Covid.

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We're all watching everything unfold in Ukraine and see everyday citizens taking up arms to fight for their county. This made me think about what a real patriot stands for. The term "patriot" surfaced during the Trump administration with the far-right, Qanon and MAGA's who are identifying themselves as patriots. We've even seen Kyle Rittenhouse declared a patriot by this group.

Do we need to reclaim the term "patriot"? Or is the word already tarnished? Don Winslow wants us to take it back.

Today I'm going to share a compilation of self-identified patriots. These are anti-vaxxers that we've featured on HCA over the last few months.Think of patriots like anti-vaxxer Doug Kuzma.

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Michael (Mike) Wayne Willis

Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2020 and claimed to be healed by 2021. He should have camped out the night the vaccine was released to ensure that he'd be first in line.

Name: Michael (Mike) Wayne Willis Age: 61 Home: Chesapeake, Virginia Work: Brick Mason Died: January 25, 2022 Condition: Covid

Here are just a few of Mike's antivax posts.

Patriot posts. 😂

Mike's Covid story started in early January and by the middle of the month he was septic. He lost his Covid battle on January 25.


Phil Santistevan

There is patriotism to one’s country, and then there is Phil Santistevan. Every day, he posts the Pledge of Allegiance, but is he patriotic enough to do something for the good of his fellow citizens, apart from posting on Facebook every day? You know the answer to that. His family is blaming his death on poor medical treatment. 🤬

Name: Phil Santistevan Age: 65 Home: Casper, Wyoming Work: Retired Mechanic Died: December 30, 2021 Condition: Covid

A sample of his antivax posts.

His obituary states he battled pneumonia and died from very poor medical care. 😡


Scott Edwards

Another patriot wannabe + MAGA + anti-vaxxer. He leaves behind three children. I have a strong feeling that you'll have zero sympathy after seeing his story. His girlfriend Jessi was also a major anti-vaxxer.

Name: Scott Edwards Age: 35 Home: Los Banos, CA Work: Amazon Driver Died: January 10, 2022 Condition: Covid

Here are just a few of Scott and Jessi's posts.

He posted on 1/6/21, the day of the insurrection. He's pissed about censorship and is moving over to Gab/Parler. His move off FB didn't last very long.


Dale Owen Hardy Jr.

I don’t think we’ve ever showcased an awardee who was more loyal to the anti-vaxxer cause. Dale probably deserves his own SAV feature. He's a proud pureblood. He is the founder of the social media outlet (I don't think anyone has ever visited his site). Dale was also campaigning for Weston Martinez, who's running for Texas Land Commissioner. Dale is another self-identified patriot.

Name: Dale Hardy Jr. Age: 46 Home: Johnson City, TX Work: Website Designer Died: January 12, 2022 Condition: Covid

Dale and his wife Jennifer posted a lot of crazy stuff, so I'll just share a small sample.

Do you believe their son was nervous to meet Flynn? 😳 😳 😳 😳

Ramon is Dale's friend, not his brother. It's refreshing to finally see an anti-vaxxer friend tell everyone to get vaccinated.

I'm going to end here, but if you guys enjoy this feature we have some more anti-vaxxer patriots from HCAz that we can share.

Be a real patriot. Get vaccinated. Get your booster.


John Goms

When I first saw this picture of John, I thought he was Ted Nugent. Wishful thinking.

John has been doing drag races since the '60s and makes decals for all the race cars. He's a big MAGA, posted a lot about his pride in being white, is really confused about white privilege and is a proud self-proclaimed patriot.

Name: John Goms Age: 75 Home: Olympia, WA Work: Drag Racer & Race Car Decals Died: March 1, 2022 Condition: Covid

Here are some of his thoughts on race and white pride. 😳

And here are some of his Covid thoughts.

Prove me wrong. 😂

A month later...John has the flu? 🤔

Luckily, John's daughter is smarter than him.

John is on a ventilator.

What the hell is going on over there? 😨

She's making amends.

I'm not going to even attempt to decipher what she means here. 🤷‍♀️

I guess she had both Pfizer AND the blood of Jesus?

Do you think this means that Dad didn't actually raise her?

This isn't good.

She's going through a lot.

I hope she gets the $$.

Oh no. This sounds like the end.

👀 👀 👀

Why do family members share photos like this?

John Goms, a true patriot, earns his Herman Cain Award.

Be a real patriot. Get vaccinated. Get your booster.

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