Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › LCpl Cody R. Stanley, 21, KIA, US Marine, Lockhart, TX › Reply To: LCpl Cody R. Stanley, 21, KIA, US Marine, Lockhart, TX
I just want to echo Keith's remarks. Today was a Special day. As we do PGR Mission after Mission you would think that we would eventually become hardened and "Immune" to anything that might bring tears to your eyes…Well…If that is so, I'm not there yet.
LCpl. Stanley was a true Hero and Texas "country boy". His casket was taken it's final few miles to the Cemetery in the back of his Dodge truck…I'm sure the way he would have wanted it…The kids at the Schools…and others all along the route from the time we left the Church to the cemetery…..The tractors in the fields with Flags and the "We Love You" and "We Will Miss You Cody" signs hanging from the elevated buckets….The elderly gentleman standing in his rural driveway leaning on a Walker…and the list goes on and on…all there to show their love and respect for this young Marine and his family….
"Mr. Macho" here Lost it less than 2 blocks from the Church….Proof positive that "I'm not there yet"….
Thank you to everyone there today….in Person or in Spirit…
Keith, Sam, "Wrangler" Mark…and all the RC's involved…You did a great job today…