Fly a flag for Cody: Army confirms Utah man died in Afghanistan explosion

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  • Dlove5705 Brandon, MS
    May 21, 2013 2:52 p.m.

    Mr. and Mrs. Towse,
    I wanted to offer my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, Cody. I met Cody in San Antonio, TX at the graduation from Combat Medic training. He was my son's battle buddy at Ft. Sam. They became fast friends as Cody was such a great person and easy to get to know with his quick wit and great sense of humor. He was such a delight as he and my son palled around together with me, my mother, and daughter at the mall the day before graduation. Cody is a true American Hero and I wanted you to know that I think very highly of your son and his accomplishments in his life. You and Cody's brothers and sister are in my family's thoughts and prayers! He will be in our hearts forever!

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    May 20, 2013 8:38 a.m.

    As a fellow Soldier who has served in these dangerous areas, I offer my deepest condolences to the Towse family. May Cody be remembered for his sacrifice and may his family find peace in this horrible tragedy. He is a TRUE American Hero.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 20, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Remember our President gained the Nobel Peace Prize even before doing anything as President. Actually, he still hasn't done much with his official duties except expanding the scope of the federal government with unfunded, literally unfunded mandates, as he hasn't had a finalized version of a budget for 5 years. He is an exceptional person to be given a peace prize for extending the Afghanistan war for 5 years when his promise was to curtail it. But he was so in love with General Petreaus that he kept on promoting him and giving him laudatory remarks as he moved him to the CIA Director until he didn't support the Benghazi briefing points for the lowly U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to get up and make a presentation in a flurry of visits to every media outlet stating the "Obama Doctrine on Benghazi" on the next Sunday.

    Then Petreaus came to disfavor quickly and was one of the sacrifices for that mistake. Secretary Clinton made statements that should have put her to disgrace by stating "What difference does this make?"

    Being on the other end in the military, I think of President Nixon almost doing a similar thing.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    May 20, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    Condolences to the Towses and all your circle of family and friends. Best Wishes in your path forward, and fondly remembering your son.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    May 19, 2013 6:37 p.m.

    This story really touched my heart and to Mr. Towse...our flag will be flying in memory of your sweet son, a young man that gave his life for me and everyone else. I cry everytime I read of these tragedies especially when it involves our military. I cannot imagine losing a child. I hope the Towse family knows they will be in many prayers and thoughts. We mourn with you and I'm just sorry you lost your son(best friend) and hope and pray that some day there will be peace once again and our children, friends can come home to their families - where they belong.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    May 19, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    To the family of Cody Towse, I offer my sincere condolences at this time of sorrow.

    My flag was lowered to have staff when I heard Cody was missing and will remain that way until he is returned home and is with his family.

    This isn't a time of politics, this is a time to remember our sons and daughters that are serving our great country. It's a time to remember those those true hero's that have given their lives so you all can have the freedoms you currently have.

    To Cody, thank you my brother for all you have done for me, my family and our nation.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    Rest assured, Cody is an inspiration to free people everywhere.

  • captured01 New Orleans, LA
    May 19, 2013 1:59 a.m.

    I'm currently in Kandahar; please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all here, too. We are proud to serve with oversees with heros like Cody!

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    May 18, 2013 11:55 p.m.

    I have had it.

    Enough of this.

    How many more lives must be lost? How many more billions wasted? How much more time must we waste in Afghanistan? Time to pull out. Pull out completely. No more foreign aid to them. no more handouts. Shut down all bases and embassies there. Just shut it down. Let those people figure stuff out by themselves.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 18, 2013 8:45 p.m.

    Out thoughts and prayers go out to this brave soldier and his family and friends.

    It is men like this who keep us free, and keep our enemies occupied on their own turf, instead of ours.