Skip to comments.Heartbreaking story of the terminally ill boy, 12, who became a marine
Posted on 05/02/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by Zakeet
Complete Headline: Heartbreaking story of the terminally ill boy, 12, who became a marine (and had an honour guard at the hospital on the night he died)
Throughout his short life, young Cody Green had admired the bravery of the U.S. Marines.
But after years spent battling leukaemia, it was the youngster's courage fighting cancer which inspired his heroes to honour his bravery.
The 12-year-old from Indiana had suffered from the disease throughout his life. First diagnosed just before his second birthday, he had beaten leukaemia three times - but the chemotherapy had reduced his immune system and, last weekend, he died from a fungus which attacked his brain.
'He was very comical. He always made you laugh, and he would always one up you because you couldnt come up with good comeback quick enough for him! It was as if he had a whole book of them or something!'
His obituary on Jconline reads: 'He never asked "Why Me," and fought the illness with grace and humility, never complaining about his treatment or care, saying "Thank you" to the many health care professionals that cared for him.
'Cody had a great sense of humor and he was always worried about everybody else and their well-being, he dearly loved his family.'
A memorial service for the 12-year-old will be held at Carroll Elementary School this weekend.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
In keeping with the Corps motto of Semper Fidelis, latin for always faithful, a Marine stood post outside of Cody's door all night, saluting Mrs Green as she went in and out of the room, right up until Cody passed on Saturday.
'The night before Cody passed, he stood guard at Cody's door at the hospital all night long for eight hours straight,' Mr Snowberger said.
God bless that boy, his family, and the Marines who proudly stood there to honor him.
Thanks for posting.
Got to go. Need a tissue.
Semper Fi, Little Brother, and Rest in Peace!
It’s things like this that will ensure that there will ALWAYS be a Marine Corps.
-—signed former Army Infantry.
Wonderful story. Too bad we had to read it in a foreign newspaper. I guess the execrable Boston Globe was too busy slandering conservatives to notice.
God Bless Cody, his family and the Marines.
Semper Fi (from a former Airman)
This retired Navy squid can only say,
The best in our country.
Yep, those Marines are just cold heartless killing machines without an ounce of humanity in them. (needless sarcasm tag)
Praise to all of them
RIP Cody, you fought the good fight!
Spending 20 years in the Army I have been proud to work with a lot of Maries. Semper Fi!
God keep Cody...and God bless the Marines who stood guard at his bedside!
My aunt,who died about 10 years ago,was a Marine during WWII.At her wake there was an honor guard of two female Marines at her casket...they looked like they were at least close to her age.Very moving indeed.As you said,the type of thing that allows you to understand that all the "hype" about the USMC is true.
God bless Cody, his family and the Marines - Semper Fi!
Semper Fi House Mouse, you’re a Marine for sure.
Chesty is there to welcome Cody at the pearly gates.