And that is what he did.
On Tuesday, May 13 in Afghanistan, Cody died from the blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) as he was treating another soldier. He will be returning home to his family either Wednesday, May 29 or Thursday, May 30. Cody’s body will arrive at the Provo Municipal Airport but the specific day and time are yet to be determined. Cody was 21 years old.
Friends of the Towse family are requesting as many Scout leaders and Scouts in uniform holding U.S. flags to line the procession route anywhere along the route from the Provo Municipal Airport to I-15, through Spanish Fork, Salem and on to Elk Ridge. Scouters will be joining members of local fire departments, police departments and the Utah Highway Patrol along the procession route. If you are able to help honor this American hero, please contact Julie Blaney for more information at 801-885-1007 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blaneyjulie.
Article on Cody Towse in the Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Ben Summerhalder | Utah National Parks Council