Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Marine stands guard outside hospital room

From: Sam J.
Sent: June 12, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: A Marine stands guard outside hospital room

A Marine stands guard outside hospital room
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. Two weeks ago, 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, 8 hours straight.

Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell this Marine how proud he makes me to be an American.

... I do so love this country.



  1. That is a amazing thing that marine did for that little boy.God Bless You

  2. What an amazing & selfless act on behalf of this marine...I am from down
    under & never have I heard or know about such a beautiful soul giving part
    of himself to a precious child, not in Australia, USA or in any part of the
    world...as the mother of a son, my heart aches for Tracey, Cody's mum, &
    his dad, David...as a fellow human being, I salute you, Sergeant
    Dolfini...not only does someone like you make people proud to be an
    American, but also you make me proud & honoured to call you my
    brother...may God comfort you all with His Spirit as you face the hard days
    ahead without your precious Cody, & may you feel Cody's presence by your
    side on a daily basis...be blessed, Lynne...


  3. I'm a veteran Marine.To all that have replied to this post, the word Marine is always written in caps. Its a title that we earned and are proud of it and stays with us always. Like the saying goes "Once a Marine..."

  4. I am A MARINE VETERAN this just shows the loyalty that we have never leave anyone alone. SEMPER FI


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