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Army Pfc. Cody M. Carver

Died October 30, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

19, of Haskell, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.; died Oct. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces engaged his unit with small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Rush M. Jenkins and Sgt. Daniel L. McCall.

Oklahoma soldier killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

HASKELL, Okla. — An Oklahoma soldier was among three killed in Iraq on Oct. 30 when a bomb exploded as they patrolled southeast Baghdad, the soldier’s mother said.

The parents of Pvt. Cody Carver, 19, from the Haskell area, say the military notified them Oct. 31 of their son’s death.

Carver’s mother, Pamela Carver, said she hoped to learn more about the death of her son when representatives of the Army arrived at her home that evening.

Carver attended schools in Coweta and Haskell before joining the military and hoped to finish his service so he could further his education on the GI Bill, his mother said.

He served with the 1st and 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion Combat Team, she said. Carver and his unit apparently were traveling in a Bradley vehicle when they came under small-arms fire and then the bomb exploded, Pamela Carver said.

Carver joined the Army in November 2006 and finished his basic training June 7. After basic, he returned to Oklahoma and served as a hometown recruiter before he was deployed to Iraq on Sept. 28, she said.

“He was barely there for 30 days,” Pamela Carver told the Tulsa World. “We were very, very proud of what he was doing. He had just received an expert marksmanship award, too. He was a good soldier, and a really good person.”

Funeral services have not been set, she said.

Fallen soldier’s funeral set for Nov. 10

The Associated Press

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.




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