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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, faces the crowd after receiving a Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Friday.

Being the parent of a hero is tough.

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MARY Donaghy RICHARDS

CODY, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you did to protect us!!! Very much appreciated!!!

Michael R May

Inspired by Cody's example and grateful for his service.

True words these:

“Among us, there are people who step up to do truly heroic things,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Matt Allen, commander of the 24th SOW, during Friday’s ceremony. “People who have been called upon by history to accomplish extraordinary actions … people like Cody Smith.”

GwenSchroder

Thank you, Cody, for your service and sacrifice; and to your family as well. I am grateful every day for the freedoms you protect. 🇺🇸

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