Not a Tango, nothing to see here

May 11, 2012

Not all heros fought in a war

Filed under: USMC — antitango @ 12:39 pm

A story that restores my faith in humanity.  I’ve always had faith in my Corps, though…

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.

See that?  The Marines didn’t need some Make-A-Wish foundation to do something.  They took the initiative…  but they didn’t stop there.

Marines HATE standing guard.  It’s a boring, tiring, albeit necessary job.  That doesn’t mean they won’t do it when it’s needed.

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.

Semper Fi, Marines.

Note:  This very much reminds me of SSgt Tim Chambers who you will possibly recognize from each years’ Rolling Thunder.

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