12-Year-Old Boy Made Honorary Marine Before Succumbing To Cancer-Related Infection


Locutus
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Indiana: 12-Year-Old Boy Made Honorary Marine Before Succumbing To Cancer-Related Infection, Local Marine Stands Guard At His Hospital Door Entire Night Before He Passed Away







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.

Cody was a fifth grader at Carroll Elementary School and, if you asked anyone, could only be described in one way.

"He was a comedian all the time," said Snowberger. "I mean, nothing was ever negative. He was just always happy, always worried about everybody else."

That's why it made it so tough for Carroll Elementary Assistant Principal Roy Hufford to make the call to students. This call, he hopes nobody should ever have to make.

"Basically, I just said that it's with a heavy heart that we have to let you know that Cody Green, a fifth grader, has passed away," said Hufford.

On Monday, trees outside Carroll Elementary School were decorated with green ribbons, Cody's favorite color. Students also wrote messages on green balloons and then released them in Cody's honor.

Although there were tears, there was also laughter, as everyone took the day to celebrate the life of Cody Green.

A memorial service for Cody Green will be held at Carroll Elementary School on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All contributions will be donated to the cancer unit at Riley Children's Hospital.




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Boy made honorary Marine before death | WLFI - Flora, Indiana


h/t weasel zippers
 
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mentalfloss
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Well that sux for that American soldier.
 
captain morgan
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Great OP Loc... Take 10 thumbs-up for the post
 
Liberalman
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Semper Fi
 
The Old Medic
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mental floss, you are a REAL JERK! You should be ashamed of your comment, but since you appear to have no morality, there is probably noting in you that would acknowledge just what an *** you really are.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Well that sux for that American soldier.

I don't think so!

Quote: Originally Posted by The Old MedicView Post

mental floss, you are a REAL JERK! You should be ashamed of your comment, but since you appear to have no morality, there is probably noting in you that would acknowledge just what an *** you really are.

Extreme left Ideology is hard to overcome........
 
karrie
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So... it doesn't suck?

I'm confused.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

So... it doesn't suck?

I'm confused.

That soldier was undoubtedly proud to stand guard over the kid on his last day in this world!
 
spaminator
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it would be cool if the marines gave him an honorary burial at sea.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Great OP Loc... Take 10 thumbs-up for the post


Thanks. It's a nice story eh.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Extreme left Ideology is hard to overcome........

As is lack of depth and humanity.

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

That soldier was undoubtedly proud to stand guard over the kid on his last day in this world!

Being as how he volunteered to do so, one would undoubtedly think so.
 
CDNBear
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Semper Fi little man.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Well that sux for that American soldier.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Looks like a troll. As usual.



Unless of course you'd like to explain what you were trying to convey, so poorly.
 
Locutus
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ra·tion·al·ize

   [rash-uh-nl-ahyz, rash-nl-ahyz] Show IPA verb, ra·tion·al·ized, ra·tion·al·iz·ing.
verb (used with object) 1. to ascribe (one's acts, opinions, etc.) to causes that superficially seem reasonable and valid but that actually are unrelated to the true, possibly unconscious and often less creditable or agreeable causes.

2. to remove unreasonable elements from.

3. to make rational or conformable to reason.

4. to treat or explain in a rational or rationalistic manner.

5. Mathematics . to eliminate radicals from (an equation or expression): to rationalize the denominator of a fraction.

6. Chiefly British . to reorganize and integrate (an industry).


verb (used without object)

7. to invent plausible explanations for acts, opinions, etc., that are actually based on other causes: He tried to prove that he was not at fault, but he was obviously rationalizing.

8. to employ reason; think in a rational or rationalistic manner
 
mentalfloss
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Holy post-blaze sheesha batman.

I was actually empathizing with the situation the kid was in.

EDIT:
Oh, I see!

No, I wasn't referring to the guard.

Interwebs.

Sorry guys.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I was actually empathizing with the situation the kid was in.

Really? Maybe you can explain how...

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Well that sux for that American soldier.

... that does just that.

I hope you aren't going to try and convince anyone you were referring to Cody, when you said American soldier. That excuse would sound pretty lame.

Quote:

EDIT:
Oh, I see!

No, I wasn't referring to the guard.

Interwebs.

Ooohhh, you were going to go that route. How lame and pathetic.

Quote:

Sorry guys.

You should be.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

Really? Maybe you can explain how...

Lemme help on this.

The answer is that Flossy is a sh*tty communicator and by in large, any form of sincerity is back-handed at best or more likely, mockingly insincere with designs to have multiple interpretations such that he can (attempt) to weasel out much like we sadly witnessed above.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Lemme help on this.

The answer is that Flossy is a sh*tty communicator and by in large, any form of sincerity is back-handed at best or more likely, mockingly insincere with designs to have multiple interpretations such that he can (attempt) to weasel out much like we sadly witnessed above.

Yesiree.


Petulant drive-by posts are a trolls best friend.

Some folk are incapable of leaving well alone. Others not so much. The desire to be seen and heard, to be in the mix, have an opinion on every damn thing...it's a dangerous tactic. A once respected member can fall victim to the inability to say nothing at all. The temptation is too great.

It's almost like graffiti. 'I was here'. 'Look at what I think about this here thing'.

Most netizens that have been around a month or more soon learn to adjust their keyboard activities to avoid such pitfalls. Some...well.

It's comes down to maturity and judgement. There's a time and place to act an ******* and there's others when it's best to keep moving.
 
mentalfloss
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You guys are pretty mad and getting way too PC about this.

I thought that was supposed to be a "leftist" thing, but whatevs.
Last edited by mentalfloss; May 4th, 2012 at 05:19 AM..
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

You guys are pretty mad and getting way too PC about this.

I thought that was supposed to be a "leftist" thing, but whatevs.

Maybe that's where the problem lies, there should never have been any ideological or political bent associated with this story whatsoever.

The OP was simply a recounting of the tragic demise suffered by a young boy and the special recognition that was offered by one of America's most iconic institutions, especially the marine that chose to stand guard with that boy and his family in his final hours.

Your initial comment was nothing short of a cavalier and backhanded swipe at the expense of that boy and his family.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Lemme help on this.

The answer is that Flossy is a sh*tty communicator and by in large, any form of sincerity is back-handed at best or more likely, mockingly insincere with designs to have multiple interpretations such that he can (attempt) to weasel out much like we sadly witnessed above.

Absolutely correct. I've seen it first hand on many occasions.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

You guys are pretty mad and getting way too PC about this.


Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

My M.O. is to obfuscate the facts and then say "u mad" when I'm proven wrong.

 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Maybe that's where the problem lies, there should never have been any ideological or political bent associated with this story whatsoever.

Absolutely, 100% spot on!!!! And if I could give you more thumbs up for saying it, I would.
 
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