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I saw Cody's name on the back of a pickup truck in memory of Cody's sacrifice for his country -- and, specifically, for me and my family.
I want to recognize and honor Cody and his family. I live in McKinney, and Cody's willingness to stand up and protect all the we believe in has directly enabled me to raise a family in peace. Thank you Cody. John 15:13 says "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." That is speaking of Cody.
And thank you to Cody's parents. I am a father of three sons, and recognize the sacrifice that you live daily. I am grateful, and God bless you this day.
MCKINNEY, TX, US U. S. Army PFC, TF DRAGOON, A CO., 1ST SQD, 2D SCR 10/04/2010, MIRWAIS, AFGHANISTAN Private First Class Cody Allen Board died on October 4, 2010 near Mirwais (Nyazi), Afghanistan after he succumbed to wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. His Awards and Decorations include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the National Defense Medal. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Nineteen year old Cody was from McKinney, Texas. He attended McKinney North High School, where he was a Letterman on both the Wrestling and Cross Country teams. Cody joined the Army soon after graduation and had been interested in military service as a youngster. He understood this cause and so did the members of his family who served before him. They were willing to put their lives on the line and he realized it was his turn. All knew when he entered the service that he would probably be in Iraq or Afghanistan. All were concerned, but everyone knew that this was what he wanted to do and in the end, there was no stopping him. After completing Infantry OSUT, Cody was stationed at Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany. Cody was honored with the presence of family, friends, local community members, military representatives and members of the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. The Patriot Guard Riders provided watch over Cody’s body and family as they travel to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for Cody’s final resting place with the help of their Oklahoma chapter. His family was also presented the Golden Spur symbolizing his combat cavalry service to his nation. He leaves his father Christopher W. Board, his mother Melissa Board, 2 brothers Aaron and Tyler. “You were part of the greatest Army on Earth,” Cody’s brother Tyler said in a letter addressed to Cody. “Now you are part of the greatest Army of all.”
I would like to pay tribute to my son, SGM James Gregory Ryan Sartor. He was KIA, July 13, 2019. Ryan was respected and looked up to by his peers and military brothers. More than once it was said "Everyone looks up to Green Berets, but Green Berets look up to Ryan Sartor". He was a "boots on the ground" leader who never expected any more from his men than he was willing to do and or lead them into. His wife Deanna Sartor, their three children and his sister, Crista Brooner, brother-in-law, Todd Brooner and their three sons miss him terribly but are so very proud of the life he lived and the service to his country!