Pfc. Cody Towse was killed at the age of twenty-one by an improvised device in Sanjaray, Afghanistan. He died while attempting to save one of his fellow soldiers. As the Army medic rushed to help the wounded a second blast went off and took his young life. He had previously received a 'medic ribbon' for saving another life.
Towse was fulfilling a lifelong dream of being a military medic. He graduated from Salem High School and love the music of the Beatles and Johnny Cash. Towse was an avid reader. He is survived by his parents and two brothers and a sister.