12-Year-Old Named Honorary US Marine Before He Died

Melissa Knowles
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Cody Green, a 12-year-old boy from Lafayette, Indiana, was granted one last wish before he lost his battle with leukemia. Green was made an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps, and even given navigator wings by the military, which said he had shown "strength and honor and courage" during his battle against cancer. One Marine wanted to do more for the young man.

Cody's father, David Snowberger, said Sgt. Mark Dolfini stood guard at his son's door at the hospital for eight hours straight the night before Cody died. Dolfini said, "Marines don't do this sort of thing for acclaim. If we all just did something like that ... just think of what an incredible legacy that would leave for Cody."

Cody was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only 22 months old, and had successfully battled a recurrence of the cancer three times. However, when chemotherapy lowered his immune system, the cancer attacked his brain.

Cody's father said he never complained about his treatment or care, and always said "thank you" to his caregivers. A line from Cody's obituary reads, "He never asked 'Why Me,' and fought the illness with grace and humility."


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