June 17th, 2012

I saw this and had to share it

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

12-year-old Cory Green of Flora, Indiana, was a Cub Scout who loved and admired the US Marines.

He never had a chance of enlisting, though. Cory was diagnosed with leukemia as a baby. He fought his way to three remissions, but was finally struck with a deadly infection he couldn’t beat. Some Marines who knew Cory decided that for the way he’d fought for his life with such courage, strength, honor and humility, he deserved to be part of the Corps. So they presented him with navigator wings, and made him an honorary Marine. But the story doesn’t stop there.

When the end was near, Cory’s dad called Sgt. Mark Dolfini, to let him know. Sgt. Dolfini said he didn’t know what he would say or do, he just had to go to the hospital. He found Cory unconscious, and decided that as long as Cory remained alive, he would stand honor guard outside his room. And there he stood for eight straight hours until the little Marine passed away.

We are so moved by the courage of Cory Green, and the honor, decency and immense hearts of the incredible people who wear the uniform of the United States Marines.

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12 comments

  1. Ginger Mick says:

    Moving!

    June 18th, 2012 at 04:49

  2. Oi says:

    Very moving

    June 18th, 2012 at 05:47

  3. matt says:

    tears in my eyes

    June 18th, 2012 at 06:54

  4. Justablackrat says:

    As per the above comments. Well done USMC, Semper Fidelis in action.

    June 18th, 2012 at 13:32

  5. h2631563 says:

    Very moving story.

    June 18th, 2012 at 18:10

  6. Tony F says:

    Very moving.

    June 18th, 2012 at 19:02

  7. Benno says:

    semper fi

    June 18th, 2012 at 20:30

  8. Plodnomore says:

    As an ex Army man I read this and found I suddenly had some dust or something in my eye. I have taken the liberty of passing it on to several ex military colleagues and believe that they will no doubt forward on this story which deserves as wide an audience as possible. RIP Corey and well done Sgt Dolfini.

    June 18th, 2012 at 21:24

  9. Mad Mick says:

    Blimey! Smokey in here tonight. Sleep well little soldier.

    June 19th, 2012 at 19:04

  10. annette says:

    I cried.
    Well done to all,

    June 20th, 2012 at 15:31

  11. Stephanie says:

    This story is so moving. I”ll admit I cried when I read this. What an honorable way to go.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 17:33

  12. Ian says:

    Thanks

    July 1st, 2012 at 22:58

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