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Indiana: 12-Year-Old Boy Made Honorary Marine Before Succumbing To Cancer-Related Infection
Weasel Zippers ^

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 Cody’s 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 wasn’t enough, so he did even more.

“The night before Cody passed, he stood guard at Cody’s door at the hospital all night long for eight hours straight,” said Snowberger.

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TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
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God bless the USMC...and may God hold the family of this young man in his hands and close to his heart, to help them overcome their grief.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 3:07:29 PM PDT by NFHale
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To: NFHale; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; combat_boots; Squantos; hiredhand; DoughtyOne; ...

Ping.

Words fail me...


2 posted on 05/03/2012 3:11:04 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Marines are amazing.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 3:14:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: NFHale

Me too.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 3:15:23 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Lazamataz; apocalypto

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...

Damn...


5 posted on 05/03/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

The Marine standing guard...powerful and touching. Rest in Peace, Little Marine.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 3:21:36 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: NFHale

What an incredible thing to do for someone.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 3:25:26 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: NFHale

Couldn’t have said it better, thanks for the ping.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 3:26:35 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: NFHale
Sweet ...

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 ...

9 posted on 05/03/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: wastedyears

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...


10 posted on 05/03/2012 3:31:33 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lmo56

That would be low. Lower than any human being should stoop to.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 3:47:30 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

You are assuming “human being” here.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: NFHale
If the Army and the Navy ever gaze on Heaven's scenes;

They will find the streets are guarded

By United States Marines

Semper Fi young man. Your journey is completed

13 posted on 05/03/2012 3:52:14 PM PDT by skimask
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To: NFHale

Prayers up for the young man.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: OldPossum

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.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 3:59:28 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: skimask

“...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


16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:03:02 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

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.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 4:09:33 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children!!!

Gotta love’m!!!!

RIP Cody and God please Grant his family peace!


18 posted on 05/03/2012 4:20:40 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Leofl

“...Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children!!!...”

In this case, I’d change it to “Uncle Sam’s Magnificent Children”.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 4:22:36 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

“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


20 posted on 05/03/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by D1X1E
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To: NFHale

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.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 4:38:04 PM PDT by skimask
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To: skimask

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.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: D1X1E

Quite possibly the single most applicable saying ever uttered...

Reagan was an amazing American. Dearly missed.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 4:55:15 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Your a true patriot. I will fight with every breath I have for a warrior like you. And you are right....NEVER GIVE UP.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:16 PM PDT by skimask
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To: NFHale

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.


25 posted on 05/03/2012 5:06:58 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: NFHale

So do I, brother.


26 posted on 05/03/2012 5:09:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: NFHale

I concur,, and we still gotta love’m!!!!


27 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: NFHale

Semper Fi Cody Green


28 posted on 05/03/2012 9:10:44 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: skimask

Same here, friend.

God bless.


29 posted on 05/04/2012 5:00:53 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Leofl

Always have, always will!!!


30 posted on 05/04/2012 5:15:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/02/article-2138308-12E32278000005DC-431_634x616.jpg

Could someone please post this picture of the Marine who stood guard during the young man’s last hours? My screen to too blurry.


31 posted on 05/04/2012 6:38:13 AM PDT by poobear
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To: NFHale

When words fail, all I can think to do for this brave Marine is give a heartfelt

HOO RAH!!!!


32 posted on 05/04/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

Yeah, that sorta sums it all up in one succinct, distinctive, and declarative expression, doesn’t it...?

Tough kid. He fought hard.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 7:14:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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