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A happy reunion between a Marine and his mother
Linda Davis sent out the above photo with “my boy came home” in the subject line and an e–mail that contained one sentence: “I’m happy now.”
Cody Davis, 20, a corpsman with the Marine Corps, returned stateside on Feb. 11—and was greeted at Camp Lejeune by his parents, Linda and Skip. That’s Cody and his mother hugging. I told Linda, who always jokes about her hair being perfect, that the picture captured her best side.
Cody just returned from his first deployment, a seven-month stint in Afghanistan. He was given the Combat Action Ribbon for an incident in August, when Taliban forces exchanged heavy fire with members of the Echo Company, 1st Platoon, 4th squad.
Cody fired approximately 45 rounds of ammo until the heavy mortar arrived. At that point, Cody was able to reach a wounded Taliban combatant, pull him to a safe location and treat his gunshot wound.
Cody will stay at Camp Lejeune until March 1, then be on leave for 30 days. His mama, aka “Bamabreeze,” is taking him home to Alabama.