PFC Cody Montana Carver

PFC Cody Montana Carver

Birth
Haskell, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
30 Oct 2007 (aged 19)
Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
Coweta, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
22630608 View Source

Army Pvt. Carver was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. His unit was traveling in a Bradley vehicle when they came under attack in Salman Pak from enemy forces with small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Cody attended schools in Coweta and Haskell, Oklahoma before joining the military. When 9/11 happened, he said he wanted to join the fight on terrorism so in November 2006 he joined the Army. After his basic training, he returned to his hometown as a recruiter before being deployed on September 28. While in Iraq, he received an expert marksmanship award but in less than a month over there he was killed. Cody was a good kid – everyone loved him. He was outgoing, never got in trouble, and didn't do drugs. He was planning on using his GI Bill on his education when he got out of the military. The National Defense Service Medal and Iraqi Campaign Medal were awarded to him. Cody had this to say about heroes on his personal webpage - Heroes are normal people who have done something that is not expected of them. Ever soldier/sailor that has ever wore a uniform to serve this county is a hero. Make a Soldiers/Sailors day, when you see one let them know that you are proud of the decision that they have made. With out them, We would not be able to live as free Americans. MY heros are any soldier thts true to the army values! my father , DS KNICELY, DS KNOWER, DS McCLAIN, DS CLARK, DS ROSS, AND SRGNT. T.K. SPAIN FOR GETTING ME THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

COWETA, Okla. — An Oklahoman who lost his life in the Iraq war will be remembered at the school he once attended and buried with full military honors this weekend.

A funeral has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Coweta High School gymnasium for Army Pvt. Cody Montana Carver. He will be buried at Vernon Cemetery, across the high school.

The 19-year-old and two other soldiers were killed Oct. 30 of wounds they received in Salman Pak, Iraq, where they came under attack by enemy forces brandishing small arms and an improvised explosive device.

All three were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Benning, Ga.

Carver’s family has said he was killed a little more than a month after deployment. He enlisted in November 2006 and completed basic training June 7.

After basic training, Carver returned to Oklahoma, where he was a recruiter before he was sent to Iraq on Sept. 29, his family said.

Carver, who grew up in Coweta and Haskell, attended the First Assembly of God Church and the Church of God of Prophecy in Coweta. His hobbies included racing cars, riding motorcycles, skate boarding and being with his friends.

He is survived by his parents, Darrel and Pam Carver of Haskell; brothers Lee and Jake Carver, also of Haskell; and his grandparents, Charles Orsburn and Barbara Phillippe, of Wagoner, and Ronald and Edna Carver, of Coweta.

Services are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home in Coweta.

Army Pvt. Carver was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. His unit was traveling in a Bradley vehicle when they came under attack in Salman Pak from enemy forces with small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Cody attended schools in Coweta and Haskell, Oklahoma before joining the military. When 9/11 happened, he said he wanted to join the fight on terrorism so in November 2006 he joined the Army. After his basic training, he returned to his hometown as a recruiter before being deployed on September 28. While in Iraq, he received an expert marksmanship award but in less than a month over there he was killed. Cody was a good kid – everyone loved him. He was outgoing, never got in trouble, and didn't do drugs. He was planning on using his GI Bill on his education when he got out of the military. The National Defense Service Medal and Iraqi Campaign Medal were awarded to him. Cody had this to say about heroes on his personal webpage - Heroes are normal people who have done something that is not expected of them. Ever soldier/sailor that has ever wore a uniform to serve this county is a hero. Make a Soldiers/Sailors day, when you see one let them know that you are proud of the decision that they have made. With out them, We would not be able to live as free Americans. MY heros are any soldier thts true to the army values! my father , DS KNICELY, DS KNOWER, DS McCLAIN, DS CLARK, DS ROSS, AND SRGNT. T.K. SPAIN FOR GETTING ME THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

COWETA, Okla. — An Oklahoman who lost his life in the Iraq war will be remembered at the school he once attended and buried with full military honors this weekend.

A funeral has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Coweta High School gymnasium for Army Pvt. Cody Montana Carver. He will be buried at Vernon Cemetery, across the high school.

The 19-year-old and two other soldiers were killed Oct. 30 of wounds they received in Salman Pak, Iraq, where they came under attack by enemy forces brandishing small arms and an improvised explosive device.

All three were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Benning, Ga.

Carver’s family has said he was killed a little more than a month after deployment. He enlisted in November 2006 and completed basic training June 7.

After basic training, Carver returned to Oklahoma, where he was a recruiter before he was sent to Iraq on Sept. 29, his family said.

Carver, who grew up in Coweta and Haskell, attended the First Assembly of God Church and the Church of God of Prophecy in Coweta. His hobbies included racing cars, riding motorcycles, skate boarding and being with his friends.

He is survived by his parents, Darrel and Pam Carver of Haskell; brothers Lee and Jake Carver, also of Haskell; and his grandparents, Charles Orsburn and Barbara Phillippe, of Wagoner, and Ronald and Edna Carver, of Coweta.

Services are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home in Coweta.