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Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that's just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me.

Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. As he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain.

Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasn't enough...

So that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon himself to stand guard at Cody's hospital door all night long, 8 hours straight.

Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell this Marine how proud he makes me to be an American.

God ... I do so love this country.

~~Lori Boxer for The Blacksphere
This made me cry, God Bless :iconusmcsaluteplz: :salute:

Rest in Peace Cody Green

Semper Fi
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AZVaquero Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thanks for posting this.

Echo7 Hotel
GySgt, USMC, Ret
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AlexRider-00Nothing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Semper Fi

I've always loved Marines too. . .this made me tear up, and not much does
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me, too. Semper Fi
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SH9DOW Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am posting a link to this on every social network I'm on. Wonderful story and my Cody Green rest in peace :salute:
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SH9DOW Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*may
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MadamMichi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely...just lovely
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
One doesn't let a brother soldier die alone...
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badlyacidic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that guy standing right there, in the dress blues, is a badass
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Trelewis3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This always gives me a good feeling. It's a shame that little marine didn't make it, but the dedication and honor displayed by Sergeant Dolfini gives me hope. Carry on, Devil Dog.
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me, too. Wish the little Marine didn't die, if I was a Marine, I'd do the same thing this Marine did.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The Marine's name is Sergeant Mark Dolfini. A fantastic story. Wish it could have ended differently.
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I didn't know that. I wish the little boy didn't die either...
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Ruby288 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
R.I.P Little Cody Green, what a brave little guy you are
Semper Fi
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconusmcsaluteplz: :salute:
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Ruby288 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
:iconusmcsaluteplz:
-Always Faithful-
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My grandfather always says that to me, ^^ He calls me a little marine because I always loved hearing stories about him being in the Marines :)
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Ruby288 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Really I seen the pics of him in his blues
so awesome he served what a true hero

awe how sweet^^ thats awesome
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had some more pictures, but I couldn't find any...
Aw Thanks ^^
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Ruby288 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
really maybe a family member can help you find more of them.
I need to get the one of my uncle in his blues
have to ask my mom where it is^^
oh yea no prob^^
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably could find two more, hopefully.
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J4D3W0LF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have to show this to my husband. He is a Marine and I know it will make him proud. <3
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God Bless. Tell me what he thought of this once you showed him :)

I should also show my grandfather since he used to be a Marine, I never thought of showing him...
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J4D3W0LF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My grandfather was a Marine to, but he's passed away. I will defiantly tell you what my husbands thoughts are though. :)
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss of your grandfather. Okay, can't wait to hear what he thinks ^^
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J4D3W0LF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Sorry for talking/commenting so much. I get really bored at night and I love to socialize. X3
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that's okay. I do the same thing when friends are online haha ^^
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J4D3W0LF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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smfoley Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I'm a Navy vet, not a Marine but Semper Fi.

SMF ET1 SS
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My cousin is an Army/Navy Vet, he is the one who showed me this ^^

Thanks for the comment and the favorite
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconusmcsaluteplz:
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very sweet story, my favorite...
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right on. :happycry:
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SnowSoldier141 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ It made me tear up, I wish the little boy would've lived...
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