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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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