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Hero Stars Honors Our American Hero LCpl Cody Childers US Marines
Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Cody grew up always wanting to be a Marine. He joined the delayed entry program at the beginning of his senior year at Grassfield High School. Cody spent most of his free time hunting and fishing with his best friend, his father Randy. He loved his family and had many friends because he could make anybody laugh. Cody also loved to work on his truck, a 20-year-old Ford F-150 they called “Old Red and White.” He bought new tires for it before deploying and couldn’t wait to make more improvements.In the Hickory section of Chesapeake, where Childers’ parents live, “the boys have to have the biggest and the loudest” Cody Childers graduated boot camp from Parris Island in November 2009, and then attended School of Infantry at Camp Geiger in North Carolina. He was then assigned to the 2/6 at Camp Lejeune.He was proud that the Marines were making a difference in Afghanistan. LCPL Cody S. Childers was a selfless and dedicated Marine. At 19, he had always wanted to be a Marine growing up and was living his dream. He knew the Marines were making a difference in Afghanistan and was so brave to risk his life everytime they went on daily multiple patrols. He loved defending and representing America.
He loved his country and was proud to serve Marine Lance Cpl. Cody S. Childers 19, Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 20, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Let the memory of Cody Childers be with us forever..... "Semper Fidelis"