PFC Cody Board

October 12, 1990 - October 4, 2010

Private First Class Cody Board, age 19, of McKinney, Texas, was Killed In Action in Afghanistan on October 4, 2010 while serving in the United States Army, 3rd Platoon, Apache Company, First Squadron 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. PFC Cody graduated from McKinney North High School in 2009 where he was a member of the Cross-Country and Wrestling teams. He is survived by his father, Christopher W. Board of McKinney, Texas; mother, Melissa Board of McKinney, Texas; brothers Aaron and Tyler Board of McKinney, Texas; grandparents, Robert Board and fiancé, Marian Locke of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Albert Daley and fiancé, Laqueta Snyder of Grove, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Mozella Daley and Sally Board. His military awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star (posthumous), Purple Heart (posthumous), and the National Defense Medal. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2708 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, Texas with Pastor Danny Tutwiler officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. The family requests in lieu of flowers and condolences, donations be made in Cody’s name to: The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org The Patriot Guard Riders at www.patriotguard.org.

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DEAR MR AND MRS BOARD, WE ARE SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, OUR SON WILLIAM IS IN THE MARINE CORP IN SAN DIEGO CALF,YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS MAY THE PEACE OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,EVEN THOUGH WE DID NOT KNOW HIM, HE IS STILL OUR HERO,GOD BLESS YOU RICKY - TAMMY DARLAND, October 30, 2010 Thank you Cody! We send our love and prayers to the whole Board family. We have so much appreciation and respect for you!!! Jack and Karen Stinnett Karen and Jack Stinnett, October 26, 2010 Cody, thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice to your fellow Americans. I was present to see the support that the citizens of McKinney provided to your family during your funeral. To the family of Cody- I know you miss him deeply, and I wish I could do something to return him to you. You must be so proud of him, as I am too. May God comfort you during this time and provide the support you need to get through this time of grief. Our community supports you 100% and we're so sorry for the loss of Cody. My heart aches for you. May God bless and comfort all who are mourning the loss of Cody. Thankful American, October 22, 2010 I didn't know Cody. I'm sorry for your loss. May God be with you in your time of need and grief. Judy L Shores, October 21, 2010 I never knew your son, but God bless you and your family during this time. I want to thank him for his service he gave our country so that my family can continue to have the freedom that we have. Again, God Bless and thank you for having such a blessing of a son. Susan Soto, October 21, 2010 To Chris and all of Cody's loved ones, especially his mother and brothers-My daughter, Jasmin and I were with Spike when we learned the sad news of Cody's death- we were in Texas to mourn our own father/grandfather, who served in the US Navy in WWII, and who had died after a long life well-lived. I think of your Grandfather, my uncle Don, also a career US Army Officer. We remember and admire those who served long ago and yet it is so hard to accept the loss of someone so young as Cody. My sincere sympathy at your loss and with great admiration of Cody's bravery and sacrifice, Anna and Jasmin in Australia. Anna Cutler Cameron, October 18, 2010 Your family will always be in my prayers. My son SGT Craig Bromley served with Cody in Afghanistan and he and his band of brothers miss Cody dearly. May God bless you and your family. Marie Bromley, October 17, 2010 I, like many others, never met Cody or his family, but my heart aches for their loss. I was standing on the side of the road outside the church on Virginia Saturday morning as the funeral procession made its long sad journey to Fort Sills.All I can say is, my prayers and thoughts are with his family and their sacrifice and Cody's ultimate sacrifice is greatly appreciated.God Bless You. Toni Andrukaitis McKinney resident Toni Andrukaitis, October 17, 2010 Please know that your son's and your sacrifice as a family is deeply valued and appreciated. Reading the Dallas paper, I read of Cody's sacrifice and wanted to convey my thoughts. His life and service matters to all that love this country. His life, the ultimate sacrifice, will not be forgotten. My most sincere condolences and prayers. God bless you and comfort you. Karen Allegretto, October 16, 2010 You do not know us. We are American citizens who are profoundly grateful to Cody for his service and his sacrifice. You, his family, share the honor of his precious young life given for our country. God bless him and God bless all of you. Carey and Judy Schulten Carey and Judy Schulten, October 16, 2010 I am so sorry. Laurie J Gorrell, October 16, 2010 Board Family, I'm soo very sorry for your loss. I did not have the pleasure/honor of meeting you guys nor Cody in person,but I known of you thru facebook and thru my son PV2 Campista, who was walking next to Cody when this terrible incident happend. Let me also express his most sincere condolenses on his behalf,as he is still recuperating of his injuries. He is very saddden as he ans Cody were more than fellow soldiers. They become very close as I Have seen pictures of them goofing of together ans making the most of the situation over there. My son and our family will always have Cody in our prayers and hold a very special place in our hearts. Let me also share this with you, my son and Cody made a bet and my son lost, therefore, my son will go and visit Cody in Oklahoma in February and pay his bet to him. I can only imagine your pain, Melissa as a mother I dont know how I would react to a situation like this.All I can say is BE STRONG and I will always be there for you and your family. As parents, we would never want to go thru something like this but, they make their choises in life and sometimes no matter waht we say or do we cant have it our way. We have to let them get their wings and let them fly. All we can do put them in the Lords hands and hope for the best for them. God Bless and take care. Micaela Campista, October 16, 2010 my heart goes out to the board family..I met cody and his family when i visited my son michael at fort benning,michael and cody were the best of friends as they were going thru all of their challenges together from day 1..their are no words that can discribe how hart broken we all felt when we heard..he will surely be missed but will never evr be forgoten.. carlos a montero, October 16, 2010 It is hard to put into words the sorrow I feel in my heart for your family. When you enlisted you gave your country a blank check that, basically, stated "I will do whatever I am ordered, including give my life for my country". Cody you are a hero in my eyes as are the many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice before you. I am certain you are in The Lord's Army right now. You will be missed. Lewis Bruno Allen, TX US Army 1966 - 1977 Lewis R Bruno, October 16, 2010 I just want to let you know that even though we have never met your family is in my thoughts and prayers. My son Aaron was deployed with Cody in Afghanistan and I know the 3rd Plt is missing their brother. Cody truly was a hero and I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy Deboard, October 15, 2010 Chris, thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to meet Cody before leaving for duty. It was an honor to meet those like him who serve to protect our freedom and pay the ultimate price to secure that same freedom. Be assured that he is in our thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family. Jorge Luis Pineda, October 15, 2010 It breaks my heart to see a former bulldog pass away. Especially one as young as Cody. He is heaven now having the time of his life. I wish I could have none him better than a did. He is loved by a lot of people and Im just glad to have known him. Thanks So much Cody Board for all that you have done. Kynmbahl Valenci, October 15, 2010 To All of the Board Family, I know, of course, that words are totally inadequate to express the deep and tremendous respect and appreciation we have for you and Cody, and the sacrifice you have made for us and our country; nor can words fill the void in your hearts. Even so, please know that with all our hearts we wish to convey our love and prayers on your behalf. Our son also serves in 2SCR, Apache Company. From him, in Afghanistan, his wife, in Vilseck, Germany, and our family in Utah, please accept our humble gratitude, our deepest sympathies, and a prayer that God will abundantly return to you His spirit and peace. Your Cody is a great man, forever, and we will not forget. Jeff and Joan Goodrich Family Jeff Goodrich, October 15, 2010 I did not know Cody or your family but I wanted to pass on my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am a military parent and my heart aches for you. Deepest Sympathy Desiree Ballard McKinney, Tx Desiree Ballard, October 15, 2010 When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry, The way you did today; While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you; And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand. She said my place was ready, In heaven far above; And that I'd have to leave behind, All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye; For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much yet to do; It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad; I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, Just even for awhile, I'd say goodbye and kiss you, And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, That this could never be; For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow; I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home; When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne. He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you; Today your life on earth is past, But here it all starts anew." "I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last; And since each day's the same day, There's no longing for the past." "But you have been so faithful, So trusting and so true; Though at times you did do things, You knew you shouldn't do." "But you have been forgiven, And now at last you're free; So won't you take my hand, And share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart. A. Friend, October 15, 2010 Cody is a true American hero. With much love and respect from one military family to another. God Bless. Melissa Gaskins, October 15, 2010 Thank you Kevin for being a part of this world and being a hero to Americans. God bless to your family and friends and may He hold their hands and heart during this diffucult time. L Walmsley, October 15, 2010 I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I remember Cody with a smile on his face and his best friend at his side. Cody is truly an American hero. Rita M. Torres, October 15, 2010 I do not know you or your family.I just want to send my condolences and prayers to you. My son served with Cody in Afghanistan. The first thing he wrote was "it was like losing a brother, we are alot alike and had the same interests" May God bless you and thank-you for raising a son who felt that service to his country was so important. marie wotton, October 15, 2010 While I did not know Cody or your family, hearing about him deeply touched my heart. Knowing that he volunteered to serve his country without regard to the consequences speaks volumes as to his character and bravery. Even though he is your son and brother, he is my hero. Please know that while you are in such pain, the arms of a grateful nation are around you. God bless Cody and your family. Pat Bogard, October 15, 2010 TO THE BOARD FAMILY NOT ONLY WAS YOUR SON A HERO IN THE EYES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, YOU AS WELL ARE OUR HEROES. YOU HAVE GIVEN UP SO MUCH FOR OUR COUNTRY. YOUR SON WILL BE REMEMBERED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH. MATTHEW AND ROSE PECAK, October 15, 2010 God bless the family of an honored soldier, Cody Board. My heart is with you and yours on this day of farewell. May you rest in the knowledge that Cody is at peace and a wonderful example of dedication, honor, and committment. You can be proud as all America should be proud of Cody's example. You are in our hearts. Ms Richard James, October 15, 2010 Cody, Thank you so much for your ultimate sacrafice. I lost my son Brandon in Afghanistan June 6, and truly respect your patriotism and honor you bestoed upon this wonderful country, for making the world a safer place to live. Some people dream the dream Some people walk the dream Some people defend the dream God Bless the defenders. My heart goes out to the Board family. Terri Bury, October 15, 2010 ~WE DID NOT KNOW CODY ,WE LIVE OUTSIDE OF MCKINNEY ,MY HUSBAND WAS MARINE IN VIETNAM ,WE SUPPORT ALL OUR VETERANS IN AS MUCH AS WE CAN DO WITH LOVE GAYLE AND CHUCK TRUE..GAYLE COTTON /TRUE GAYLE COTTON, October 15, 2010 Board Family Your son Cody served with our son Matthew in Afganistan.Matt had many great things to say about Cody. Please accept our greatest sympathy and the sting of your loss is felt by all of us. Our prayers are with all of you and im sure God will take good care of him. Sincerely Duane & Karen Jones Marine City, Michigan Duane Richard Jones, October 15, 2010 Chris and family, we are so very sorry for your loss; God has a plan that we do not understand. Thank you for raising such a fine son; America is fortunate to have had such a great soldier serving her. God Bless you during this trying time; be comforted by God as well as the friends and family that surround you. Randy and Beverly Armstrong and family Randy Armstrong, October 15, 2010 My husband is deployed while I wait for his return & so I sadly did not have the pleasure of meeting your son but he is an Apache & we are all family when far from our own & home. Thank-you to your son for his service & courage. God Bless. SSG Brian & Tracey Cassidy, October 15, 2010 To the family of Cody Board. You are all in our prayer. Our sons served together. Our sons name is also Cody and he spoke very highly of your son. He said he was everyones friend and everyone loved him. He touched all of their lives. We pray for you and all our boys. God bless. lynn and Larry smith, October 15, 2010 We don't know you as we are Sandy's and Doug' aunt and uncle, but we were very sad when we heard the news. You can be sure Cody and his family will be in our prayers daily and we send you our deepest sympathy. Michele and Jean-Pierre LANGLOIS, October 15, 2010 Cody Board!!! What a hero you are to me, my family and so many others!!! Words cannot express my gratitude for your service to our country to protect our freedom & to keep us safe. I am so heartbroken that you are no longer with us, but find comfort in knowing that you are safe in the arms of our Lord. I'm sure gonna miss you kiddo!!! Much love to you & your precious family, Shelly Dawson "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 Shelly Dawson, October 15, 2010 My condolences to you and your family. Life does not make sense and losing someone as young and loving as Cody is tragic. The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Sarah Nielson 1st SQDN, 2SCR FRSA Sarah Jane Nielson, October 15, 2010 As parents of two young men in the Army, our hearts ache for you. May you find comfort and peace in our Lord, Jesus Christ. "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4.7 Tom & Lisa Kennedy, October 15, 2010 Dear Mr. and Mrs. Board and your family--We are deeply saddened by the loss of your son, Cody. My son is also deployed in Afghanistan with Apache Company, 1/2 SCR. Please know that Cody, and all of you, are in our prayers every day, as are the soldiers still "in country" who carry on the mission they all began together. We hold you, and all our troops, close in our hearts and hope that the memories of your son, and the courage with which he served, will bring you some measure of comfort in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. We will always remember your sacrifice and Cody's answer to the call. Gail Wolek, October 15, 2010 So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers. Nick & Julie Payne, October 15, 2010 My prayers are with you Cody and your parents. I have not seen you since you were very young,but I want to tell you that your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Jacqueline A Fink, October 15, 2010 Cody was an amazing young man and my husband was proud to have served with him. He will always be held dearly in the hearts of everyone from Apache company. God Bless and know our prayers are with your family in this time of greif. SPC Jerry L Lane and Family, October 15, 2010 Our son, Brian, served with Cody in Afganistan and Cody will always hold a special place in Brian's heart and in ours. Brian wishes he could be with you but will be there in spirit. We will hold you all close in prayer in this difficult time. Doug & Sondra Samsen, October 15, 2010 So sorry to hear of the death of you son. He was a hero. I do not know him, but just knowing that he gave his life fighting for our country makes him a hero in my eyes. Nothing I can say can ease your pains. But, I wish you well. Beverly K. Carlson, October 15, 2010 Melissa and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless his soul. Salwa & William Nicolas Salwa Nicolas, October 15, 2010 Thank you Cody, for serving our country and giving the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have the freedoms we have. Thank you to the entire Board family for giving us all such a gift. May God be with you all to comfort and to give you the strength to carry on in the days to come. K Deal, October 14, 2010 My heart and prayers go out to the family. I live in Lawton/Ft. Sill and will be at the cemetary Sat. in honor of Cody and the family. Thank you Cody for the supreme sacrifice, your life for ours. God bless. Catherine Schultz, October 14, 2010 Chris and Family, I am very proud of Cody and the sacrifice he gave for all of us. I feel fortunate to have known him and glad he is now guarding the gates of heaven and my wife's new home. It is hard to know what to say at times like this but please talk to someone. I know it helps and I am available to both cry and laugh with. God bless Cody, you, and your family. Coach Blackman Bruce Blackman, October 14, 2010 I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Board family in the loss of their son. I too lost a child and know the heartache they are experiencing. God Bless them all, and my special thanks to Cody for serving in the military to keep me and my loved ones safe. ___________________ operator Paula McComas Allied Solutions Paula McComas, October 14, 2010 Melissa and Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We could not be more sad and honored that Cody gave his life fighting for our freedom. Please let us know if we can be of any service. Cher and Brian Cope, October 14, 2010 May God bless your family at this time and give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Thank God for Cody and his love of America and the willingness to give the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and safety. Thank you Cody. God Speed. Linda Jenkins, October 14, 2010 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ed & Dawn McVay, October 14, 2010 Who of us can say we died with such honor as Cody did. He Died avenging the attacks of 9/11. My you rest in Peace PFC Board, Thank you for giving your life, so all of us can enjoy the FREEDOM of America. Jim Brownson, October 14, 2010 I was at a student at MNHS and graduated in '07. I do not remember Cody Board. But even though I may not know him, he is in my thoughts and prayers. He seemed to be a determined young man that knew what he wanted in life. He was a brave man who served this country with all that he could. He is a true American Soldier. To his family and friends, you all be in my prayers. I'm very sorry for your loss. May God bless you all. RIP Cody Board! Crystal Wilsford, October 14, 2010 God bless you. All gave some, some gave all. Dennis L. Hale, October 14, 2010 Cody was a wonderful influence on me as I watched him during his youth wrestling experience. He road with me and his brothers to at least one tourny. Just a great person to be around. My boys also enjoyed Cody's influence. What a wonderful person. I pray that he is well with his lord. I also pray for Chris, Cody's mother, Aaron, Tyler, their grandparents. I am sure this is difficult to understand when we loose such a fine young man. Paul Mitchell, October 14, 2010 My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I can not begin to know the pain you are dealing with. Cody is a true American Hero. I am proud to have known him. Casey Arnold, October 14, 2010 May the Lord be with you during this time of grieving your loss. We all are grateful for your son's service to his country and deeply saddened by his death. Our love goes out to you as we pray that God carry you through and give you peace. Cindy L Hyltin, October 14, 2010 I hope you can hear me - so many things I want you to know Silent communication is all I have left - I will never let go Your time with us too short - what I would give for more Left only with your memory to cherish and adore We will honor your life, so your death is not in vain Embrace your existence and not succumb to the pain You are called a 'Fallen Hero' and honorably laid to rest Eulogies given from all the people that you have blessed You touched so many lives - each one in your own way Every moment with you will be remembered everyday Take the lighted path home to the Heavens above Thankful to have known you, blessed with your love Knowing you'll be there as our guiding light A countries 'Fallen Hero', our 'Angel in flight‘ Your memory never forgotten - Forever in our hearts Our Angel watching over us, so we're never apart A. Friend, October 14, 2010 I don't know your son or the family, but my husband is in the US Navy and just finshed a tour over in Iraq. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thank you for your Son's Service for our country and I will never take it for granted the ultimate sacrifice he made. Ashley Lindley, October 14, 2010 Although I did not know Cody or his family, I want to offer my sincere condolences and gratitude for Cody's service in the U.S. Army and the ultimate sacrifice he paid. Reading about him, you could sense what a fine young man he was and what pride he brought to his loved ones. I pray God will show you his everlasting love through this time of loss and may you know that many our praying for you. Cheri Beddow, October 14, 2010 America honors Cody with a Purple Heart; Jesus honors him with a Gold Heart - and wings. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 Susan A. Hall, October 13, 2010 I did not know Cody or your family. So I have no memories to share. What I do have is a reverence in my heart for the heroism of such a young man. I appreciate his honor to our country and for the freedom his legacy will leave behind. I know you are saddened by your loss but the angels are rejoicing for a hero has come home. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as this day will bring great sorrow. Just know that his sacrifice is not unnoticed and I am forever indebted for his courage! Sincerely, Carrie Baird (Army Wife) Carrie Baird, October 13, 2010 Buffy and I are saddened by the loss of Cody. We greatly appreciate his service and sacrifice to keep us free. What a wonderful young man. It was great to see all the love and support for him and your family. It shows that he positively touched many people during his short life. Cody will live on through their memories. Bill & Buffy Nordlund William C Nordlund, October 13, 2010 Chris and family, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." May God bless you and your family always. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Steve, Jenni, Hannah, and Jacob Sterriker, October 13, 2010 Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. April Brown, October 13, 2010 Folks, I don't even know you but I have a close friend who will be riding in the Patriot Guard honoring the memory of your son, brother, fiance, grandson. As my wife and I here in Harlingen, Tx., Rio Grande Valley of S. Texas read of your son, it hurt our hearts to read of your loss. Our hearts here in S. Texas reach out to you and we shall be in prayer for you all. Dennis & Becky Mitchell Dennis Mitchell, October 13, 2010 My prayers are with you and your family Marshall Hicks, October 13, 2010 I'm so, so sorry for your loss. May God Bless YOU and your family. Keri Lynn Ensey, October 13, 2010 Chris, Melissa, Aaron and Tyler, Our hearts are breaking for your loss. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Cody was such a great kid, we were honored to watch him grow up. May you feel God's presence as He walks with you through these days. We are praying for your family. Wilbur, Nancy, Caitlyn and Ryan Sheets, October 13, 2010 May God bless you and your family during this time and always, Jeanne and Jeff Phillips Jeanne Costanzo-Phillips, October 13, 2010 Chris, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am unable to put into words the grief I feel and can only imagine what you and your family are going through. I have known you for over 10 years and have admired the relationship you have had with your boys. As well I have enjoyed our many conversations about our sons lives, activities, and futures over the years. Our children are our lives and you are a great father. Even though I never met Cody I feel as if I knew him through our conversations. We are proud of Cody and his service to our country will never be forgotten. Steve, Jeanne, and Travis Stevens Steve Stevens, October 13, 2010 Melissa and family- You are in our thoughts and prayers. "Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shine down upon us to let us know they are happy." Denise Snyder, October 13, 2010 Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. Robin K. Field, October 13, 2010 You are my hero, Cody Board! You did what you loved and you gave everything doing it! You gave your life so that me and mine could live! What greater love is there? You will never, never, never, never be forgotten. I promise not to let your sacrifice be in vain! Kim Carter, October 13, 2010 Dear Chris and family, We are saddened by your loss. We are proud to have known Cody and proud of his service to our country. Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We know that God will give you His help, His strength, and His hope during this time of sorrow. Dean & Bev Summerbell, October 13, 2010 We just want you to know Cody that you was great Soldier and an Awesome best friend and Uncle to Zack he talks about you all the time..He is so proud of you...I know you are in Heaven with every lasting life now and you are watching over us..It is still hard to believe you will not be coming back to us..I know you would want us to live on and so we will for you and everything will be in the memories of you...We love you Brother and it is time for you to RIP. Mom and Dad Board if yall every need anything just let us know we love you and our heart is out to you... Love all of yall Mount Family Bryan & Stacy Mount, October 13, 2010 Chris& family, I am so sorry for your loss. I thank your son for what he was doing. Losing a child is something no parent ever expects to do. I know that pain. Remember all the good times you all had and your faith will help you get thru this. God be with you all at this time & the future. Theresa M. Moore, October 13, 2010 My memories of Cody are as a young child...He was a dare devil even then! Words can not express how I feel that he was brought up in a home with so much love and so much to give. He followed in the foot steps of the man that raised him. He served his country he was proud of what he was and what he was fighting for! SSG Kenn & Mistye Hawkins Mistye Grant-Hawkins, October 12, 2010 My prayers are with you.. My son, PFC MARION JOHN NOVOTNY III is currently with Charlie Co/101st airborne serving in Afghan. I will hold you and your family in my prayers daily.. Gaye D Disney, October 12, 2010 Thank you Cody. We know your family is and always will be so very proud of you. You did what very few people are willing to do. We are sad, but you have our respect and gratitude for your service. God bless. Mike & Sarah Summerbell, October 12, 2010 A True American Hero . Words can not express my sorrow for your family . You have memories of your son,brother and grandson that can never be taken from you. My you find comfort in God.And the peace that he can only give us.What a brave young man your son was,But what a true HERO he is. I am praying for your family. I did not know your son, nor do I know your family...I am so sorry ..... Nita Renteria, October 12, 2010 Our deepest sympathy. We share in your loss. Don & Sandy Emerson, October 12, 2010 Chris and Family, I never expected this kind of news regarding your son Cody. I am so very sorry! May God give you strength and understanding as I know I would need a similar measure of strength to endure. I remember when you went over seas and knew it was dangerous, you still went and protected us all. Our lives from a distant past have mirrored and to watch all the good your family has done and all that you have done for your kids. It is an honor to be an American where families such as yours exist with deep convictions of faith and support for our countries future. Chris, may all of you be recognized as hero's in the eye's of the world and in front of God. As I regognize this terrible loss I know that Cody stands tall amoung men and before God. God bless you and your family in your time of need!!!! My Family is on its way! Dean Merle Weight, October 12, 2010 I remember Cody as a determined wrestler at MNHS and a friend to my two sons. I thank him for his service to our country. He will be missed. Susie Willcox, October 12, 2010 You are in my prayers. When I heard the news , I cryed. you sorrow in in Jesus's hands. See you soon Chris, Charles Charles A. Sneed, October 12, 2010 I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you comfort and peace that passes understanding today and in the days to come. He was truly an American Hero. God bless you all. Charm Cameron, October 12, 2010