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Cody with his niece, Cidnei


Cody and Dick Lancaster
playing Euchre at the 2005 Steiner reunion


Cody (at right) when stationed in Anchorage, Alaska


Cody at pipeline in Alaska


Cody in Iraq


Cody and fellow soldier Slinker 4-5-07 in Iraq


Cody after successful mission
and day before he was killed, April 12, 2007.

The following is from Pam about the Cody and his mission before his death:

"His commander said he took (this picture) when they had just completed their mission
and were back at the compound to catch a breath.
He told Cody he had made their mission look easy that night. Cody was his radio man and driver.
That night they were on foot and Cody had been carrying his 75 pound radio on his back,
so when he took this picture, they were finished with a very successful mission.
Cpt. Braman said he then went to sleep and Cody stayed up for several hours longer working on the radio
and making sure they were ready for the next mission. He said Cody woke him up about 3:00pm
because Cpt. Braman had a call he needed to take and Cody told him he was headed to get some sleep.
He died an hour and half later when a suicide bomber drove a truck full of explosives into the compound.
A soldier actually shot and killed the driver, but the truck was going fast enough
that it continued through the barricades and detonated.
Several were injured, but Cody and the two Iraqi interrupters were the ones who were killed.
Also the soldier outside who killed the driver was killed. He was not in Cody's platoon."

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is not jealous or boastful
it is not arrogant or rude
Love does not insist on its own way
it is not irritable or resentful
it does not rejoice at wrong
but rejoices in the right
Love bears all things
believes all things
hopes all things
endures all things
Love never ends

Today tomorrow and forever.

I Corinthians 13:4-8