BOISE, ID, US
U.S. Marine Corps
LCPL, 2/6, RCT-7, 1ST MARDIV (FWD), I MEF (FWD)(PARENT CMD: 2D MARDIV)
06/08/2010, DWYER(CSH) ROLE III, AFGHANISTAN
Lance Corporal Cody A. Roberts joined the U.S. Marines in 2006. He was on his first deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed on August 31, 2010. Lance Corporal Roberts died as a result of combat operations in Helmand province of southwest Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Twenty-two year old Lance Corporal Cody A. Roberts died defending the nation that he loved. Cody embodied the true spirit of the Marine Corps, believing entirely in his God, Family, and Country–The three values he lived, and died for. He was an amazing Marine, Husband, and Father and Hero.
He made the ultimate sacrifice on the streets of a city in Afghanistan so his son would never have to be afraid for his life or ours. Cody’s memory will forever light up the lives he touched. He will be forever loved. Cody was part of the most honorable group of heroes who are putting their lives on the line every day to keep the nightmare of terrorism at arm’s length. He brought great credit to the State of Idaho.
Cody Roberts was a rifleman in the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward. For his service, Cody received the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.