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Soldier’s body coming home to Utah

ELK RIDGE, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Utah soldier killed in Afghanistan almost two weeks ago is finally coming home.
“I feel like Afghanistan is becoming another forgotten war, but our brigade lost five men a few days ago and I can’t stand that most people will never even hear about it.” -Cody Towse wrote before he was killed in Afghanistan
ELK RIDGE, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Utah soldier killed in Afghanistan almost two weeks ago is finally coming home.

Cody Towse body will touch down at the Provo Airport this Wednesday at noon. The public is invited to attend the touch down ceremony. A procession will follow to his Elk Ridge home. It will be followed by a closed casket visitation until 6 p.m.

His funeral is June 1 at 11:00 a.m. inside Salem Hills High School. The public is also invited to attend.

ABC 4 Utah sat down to talk with his parents May 26 to learn about the mindset of their fallen son in the days before his death.

One of his last Facebook posts reads, “I feel like Afghanistan is becoming another forgotten war, but our brigade lost five men a few days ago and I can’t stand that most people will never even hear about it.”

Cody’s parents are taking their son’s thoughts to heart. They want everyone to know about his life, his love of Country and why he was willing to die.

“That’s what I feel is so precious is our nation and I don’t know that we feel it’s that precious often enough,” said Cody’s mother, Jamie Towse.

Cody graduated from Salem Hills High School where he earned high grades. He is also remembered as a good big brother to his three siblings and had many friends.

His parents want other to remember he died with a great love in his heart for the United States of America.

Despite the pain of losing a son before he could marry and enjoy old age—Cody’s mother says the support from friends and community is teaching her an important life lesson. “There is more good than bad, and that does give you a lot of hope,” said Jamie.

You can donate to a memorial fund by going to any Wells Fargo Bank and giving to the “PFC Cody Towse Memorial Fund”. His parents would like to set up a scholarship in his name.



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