This Memorial Page Established by - Sylvia Hughes
Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. You are my hero.
|Pfc. Cody J. Orr
United States Army
KIA 17 January 2004, Iraq
21, of Ruskin, Fla.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for improvised
explosive devices Jan. 17 when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck such a device and
overturned north of Taji, Iraq.
As a teenager, Cody Orr was a typical country boy. He was fond of John Deere ball caps and
Western-style belt buckles and loved anything mechanical, said Wayne Nicholson, Orr’s high
school auto tech teacher.
“He was a good, solid kid,” Nicholson said. “He’s the kind of kid who would feel like he had an
obligation to his country and would say, “I need to do that.’”
Pfc. Orr, 21, of Ruskin, Fla., died Jan. 17 when a roadside bomb detonated north of Baghdad. He
was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Relatives said Orr was nearing the end of his yearlong duty
in Iraq, and was a couple weeks from celebrating his first wedding anniversary. Orr and his wife,
Jackie, had three weeks together after their wedding before Orr was shipped overseas.
“He and Jackie were buying a house and talking about having children,” said his aunt, DiAnn
— Associated Press