Soldier Honored: Cody A. Roberts
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Lance Corporal Cody A. Roberts, 22, of Boise, Idaho, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and served during Operation Enduring Freedom. On August 31, 2010, LCpl. Roberts was killed while supporting combat operations at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan.
As a student at Centennial High School, LCpl. Roberts was active in wrestling and football. He graduated in 2006 and joined the Marine Corps the following August. After boot camp, LCpl. Roberts was stationed in many locations including Virginia, Cuba and Saudi Arabia. LCpl. Roberts was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his actions.
LCpl. Roberts enjoyed the outdoors, grilling out on the weekends and college football. “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,” his wife said. “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.”
LCpl. Roberts’ son is a Folds of Honor Scholarship recipient.