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Tribute to Cody Green, USMC

July 25, 2012
Roger Testrake , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Dear Editor,

I submit this tribute to Cody Green and the USMC as an after the Fourth article, particularly for the senior citizens who don't have access to computers or Facebook.

"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. Recently, 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, eight hours straight."

Thank you and all the best,

Roger Testrake




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