Monday, May 30, 2011

A Deerfield Beach Resident's Personal Memorial Day Remembrance: Moses Cody Jr.

Moses Cody Jr. June 19, 1948-Dec. 23, 1993

At the age of 19, Cody joined the US Marine Corp. faithfully serving his country during the Vietnam War in the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion-Bravo Company 1968.  He received the Purple Heart for Gallantry and was honourably discharged from service in 1970.  He returned to his home in Deerfield Beach, FL working at Southern Bell.  After witnessing firsthand the changes in the social scenery he became very active in local business and the political scene, taking on causes involving the minority community of Deerfield Beach.  In 1992 he returned to his childhood home of Louisville, GA where he passed away on a snowy morning December 23, 1993, leaving behind his 3 sons and 2 daughters who were en route from Deerfield Beach to spend Christmas with theifather.

Whereas he is gone, he is not forgotten and in my heart and mind he will always be remembered as “My Real American Hero”.

My role model, my inspiration, my hero, Moses “Junior” Cody, known simply to me as “DAD”.

May all of our soldiers find peace and courage in the knowledge that Americans from Shore to Shore are fully exercising their rights and enjoying the liberties that soldiers for the last 311 years have fought and died to protect for us.

Happy Memorial Day! 

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