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Marine shows class and honor in his actions!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by M&P Shooter, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    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.
     
  2. mr00jimbo

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    :( Rest in peace Cory!
    I love to hear about the honor and class that the Marines have. :)
     

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    M&P, you have a link to that story that I can share with some Marines in my family? If not I can just link to your thread here.
     
  4. WarEagle 1

    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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    Awesome story!! Semper Fi
     
  5. Baba Louie

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    Ooh Rah Marine.

    Both... grown and youngster. May he (Cory Green) rest in Peace helping guard the streets of Heaven scene.
     
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    Its always sad when the innocent are pulled from the world too soon. If you've ever met the children in these wards, they are some of the strongest, most up beat people you'll ever meet. Ooo rah little marine. May you welcome us to paradise when it's our time. For the father. What a brave man. He deserves an award for being a damn awesome fella.

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    Damn allergies.

    Well done, Sergeant. Go with God, little fella.
     
  9. true believer

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    ditto that!!
    :angel::patriot:
     
  10. cheapshot

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    Thanks for sharin that M&P.
     
  11. USMCsilver

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    Always faithfull...

    Good story. :)
     
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    Don't know what else to say, except amazing story all around.
     
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    Yut, cory devil pup, the Marines guarding the pearly gates would give u an easy pass to get in. RIP little dude and prayers to his family.
     
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    Every once in a while I can put my general hate of people aside and can stand in awe of true love of man, honor and benevolence.

    In Pace Requiescat Cory.
     
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    Dupe. Deleted.
     
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    Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. RIP.
     
  17. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    God bless them all. Every single one of them. With special mention for Sgt Dolfini.

    Regards,
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