Saturday, August 12, 2017

Marine Platoon Escorting "Brother" to Final Assignment

Fallen Iowa Marine’s family raising money to fly his platoon in for the funeral

WQAD News 8
Christina Lorey
August 9, 2017

ELDORA, Iowa-- Lance Corporal Cody Haley was just 20-years-old when he died Friday. Now, his family in Iowa is doing everything they can to bring his Marine family back to his home state for the service.

Haley's family hit their goal Wednesday, raising $35,000 to bring his Marine family to Haley's funeral.

Haley died in a freak accident, when a tree landed on him during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton. In response, his fellow Marines set a cross on a large hilltop in California and held their own wake, where they sang and played guitar.