Capt Howard Rudolph Cody

Capt Howard Rudolph Cody

Birth
Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Death 24 Nov 1963 (aged 29)
Vietnam
Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Plot Section MA Site 12-A
Memorial ID 503493 · View Source
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US Air Force Capt Howard Rudolph Cody, Korean War Veteran, Vietnam Veteran and native of Gulfport, Mississippi.

US Air Force Captain Howard Rudolph Cody was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Air Force Reserve, CPT Cody served our country until November 24th, 1963 in South Vietnam. He was 29 years old and was married. It was reported that Howard died when his plane crashed. His body was not recovered. Howard was born on September 5th, 1934 in Gulfport, Mississippi. CPT Cody is on panel 01E, line 035 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 8 years.

Citation for the Air Force Cross: For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an Advisor-Pilot of a B-26B aircraft on 24 November 1963. On that date, Captain Cody voluntarily exposed himself and his aircraft during a low-level flight near hidden Viet Cong machine gun installations. This forced the Viet Cong to reveal their position which led to their destruction by cover aircraft. In this action, Captain Cody's aircraft was badly damaged by machine gun fire and he never gained control of his aircraft. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Cody reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Capt Howard Rudolph Cody served as a Captain with the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, 13th Air Force, United States Air Force, Vietnam.

He was awarded The Air Force Cross, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat wounds, The US Air Force Pilots Wings Insignia, The Purple Heart Medal, The Air Medal with Devices, The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.




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  • Maintained by: Tom Reece
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 503493
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Howard Rudolph Cody (5 Sep 1934–24 Nov 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 503493, citing Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .