Skip to comments.Indiana: 12-Year-Old Boy Made Honorary Marine Before Succumbing To Cancer-Related Infection
Posted on 05/03/2012 3:07:24 PM PDT by NFHale
FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) 12-year-old Cody Green has always admired the strength and courage of the marines. At 12:35 Saturday afternoon, it was the Marines admiring the strength and courage of Cody.
Cody had leukemia since he was 22 months old, but beat the disease three times. Although he was cancer-free, the chemotherapy lowered his immune system and Saturday afternoon, he died from a fungus that attacked his brain. Members of the Marines decided to step in and do something.
They decided Cody, with the strength and honor and courage he showed through the whole thing, he should be a Marine, said Codys father David Snowberger.
Cody was given Marine navigator wings and was made an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasnt enough, so he did even more.
The night before Cody passed, he stood guard at Codys door at the hospital all night long for eight hours straight, said Snowberger.
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Words fail me...
Marines are amazing.
I don’t choke up real easy.
This one is messing me up.
Tough little guy, he fought hard...damn disease. His parents are going through hell...
The Marine standing guard...powerful and touching. Rest in Peace, Little Marine.
What an incredible thing to do for someone.
Couldn’t have said it better, thanks for the ping.
BUT, I am surprised that Obama hasn't tried to take credit for this by saying that he ordered the Marine to stand the post ...
Yeah...it’s beautiful, wrenching, and touching all at once.
It’s American...and represents the best of who we are.
As a parent, my heart is ripped for this little guys family.
Again, God bless the Corps for doing this for those people.
I have no idea what else to say...
That would be low. Lower than any human being should stoop to.
You are assuming “human being” here.
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines
Semper Fi young man. Your journey is completed
Prayers up for the young man.
Yeah, I know... I just don’t want to infect this thread with anything to do with that particular guy, won’t even bring up his name. He’s irrelevant, as we’re speaking about MEN here.
“...If the Army and the Navy ever gaze on Heaven’s scenes;...”
Coming as I do from a family of WWII Army Airborne (father) and Pacific Marines (his brothers and cousins), I grew up with BOTH services dukeing it out, so to speak, in the family.
It made for some lively family gatherings...heheh
Every once in a while a story comes along to make you remember you’re human and have a heart...and that there really ARE good people left.
I hope this youngster’s family can find some peace.
Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children!!!
RIP Cody and God please Grant his family peace!
“...Uncle Sams Misguided Children!!!...”
In this case, I’d change it to “Uncle Sam’s Magnificent Children”.
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference in the world. Marines don’t have that problem.” - Ronald Reagan
I have the highest respect for the Army Airborne. They were and still are a brave bunch of warriors. Your father and his brothers and cousins served with dignity and humility. May God bless them.
They were a good crew, my old man and my uncles, good Lord they were 55 feet tall to me. All gone now, but for memory. Good folks, that whole generation. And man, could they drink!!! Holy cow....
Good Americans...they loved the country, loved the people, loved and lived the ideal. Came home, picked up their lives and lived them for as long God gave them to do so, and played the cards that were dealt them without complaint.
We need more of that, now. More than ever.
This story reminds me of that...and why it’s important to never, EVER, give in and give it up.
Quite possibly the single most applicable saying ever uttered...
Reagan was an amazing American. Dearly missed.
Your a true patriot. I will fight with every breath I have for a warrior like you. And you are right....NEVER GIVE UP.
When I die and go to Heaven to Saint Peter I will tell; one more Marine reporting Sir, I’ve served my time in hell.
SEMPER FIDELIS Cody. Proud to have you aboard, even though the time was to short.
Prayers for Cody and the family.
So do I, brother.
I concur,, and we still gotta love’m!!!!
Semper Fi Cody Green
Same here, friend.
Always have, always will!!!
Could someone please post this picture of the Marine who stood guard during the young man’s last hours? My screen to too blurry.
When words fail, all I can think to do for this brave Marine is give a heartfelt
Yeah, that sorta sums it all up in one succinct, distinctive, and declarative expression, doesn’t it...?
Tough kid. He fought hard.