HOWARD R CODY
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

HOWARD RUDOLPH CODY

WALL NAME

HOWARD R CODY

PANEL / LINE

1E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

09/05/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR IV

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/24/1963

HOME OF RECORD

GULFPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harrison County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HOWARD RUDOLPH CODY
POSTED ON 9.4.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

POW-MIA

Never Forget.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.24.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Air Force Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Howard Rudolph Cody, United States Air Force (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an Advisor-Pilot of a B-26B aircraft in the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, in action on 24 November 1963 in the Republic of Vietnam. On that date, Captain Cody voluntarily exposed himself and his aircraft during a low-level flight near hidden Viet Cong machine gun installations. This forced the Viet Cong to reveal their position which led to their destruction by cover aircraft. In this action, Captain Cody's aircraft was badly damaged by machine gun fire and he never gained control of his aircraft. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Cody reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 9.28.2020
POSTED BY: Rhonda Cody

Daddy

Why do I use the term “Daddy”? Inside I’m still that little, blonde, seven-year-old girl who misses her father. “Daddy” is all I know to call you, even though I’m in my 60’s now-Two of your lifetimes. So often I hate you and resent you for leaving us to live without you. You may be a hero to the nation and plenty of other people, but as far as I’m concerned, mom is the real hero. She’s seen us through our bumps, tears, and stitches, the babies and grandbabies you never held. Our family was never truly whole again once you didn’t come home and our hearts weren’t either.

When I see you, I’m sure I’ll forget all that is past and settle for a great big hug and a kiss. I’d love to hear you say that I’m your beautiful little girl forever. Hugs and kisses!
Rhonda Cody
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POSTED ON 9.4.2019
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank you for your valiant service.

We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes.
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POSTED ON 5.12.2019
POSTED BY: Dr Robert Metnick

Captain Cody American Hero

Dear Captain Cody,

I lived across the street from you when I was just a toddler. I remember my mother telling me never to ask any of the children in my neighborhood about their fathers as so many were in Vietnam. You were always an inspiration to me and part of the reason that I joined the military at a young age and served for 32 years. Your heroism still inspires me everyday. Even though you never knew me or just smiled at me while I played in my front yard, I thank you for having such a profound and positive effect on my life.

With deepest respect and admiration,

Robert Metnick, LTC, USA, (Ret)
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