I had the privilege of meeting Cody the summer I turned 16. We both moved to Montana that summer from California so right away we clicked. I’ll never forget his curly out of control dark hair and his contagious smile. Always the life of the party, never really letting too much ever bother him. He started dating my friend Dawn and that made us all even closer. We had a small but very close knit group of friends. My whole sophomore class consisted of maybe 30 people. Very different and strange to Cody and I coming from 300 to each class. We had many great times I will never forget and I have thought about him often.
We lost touch after I left and I would hear through mutual friends how he was doing. He was in Iraq fighting for a few years and then he moved to Las Vegas, got married and started his life. Last week a friend from our circle of friends emailed me saying Cody had died. I was shocked and saddened by this news. He died in a motorcycle accident August 16th. I would like to take this time to honor a great old friend and have moment of silence for him and his family. I would like to also like to take the time to honor him as a soldier who fought for our country. Thank you Cody, you will forever be in my heart. Take time to hug the people you love and tell them as much as possible how much they mean to you…you never know what tomorrow will bring. RIP~Cody