Lance Cpl. Cody Goebel, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, marches in front of the colors during his Silver Star award ceremony, Dec. 14, 2011. Goebel was awarded the Silver Star for actions while he was in Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Goebel was shot in the neck while on post in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Ignoring his wound, he returned fire and refused medical attention until he was properly relieved. Goebel will return to Afghanistan next year with 2nd Battalion.
One moment he’s on guard duty, the next he’s on the ground bleeding. The Marine takes a moment to collect his thoughts, picks himself up despite the pain and knows he has a job to do.
Lance Cpl. Cody Goebel had taken a bullet to the neck while guarding a position vital to his squad’s defense while serving with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
With an arterial wound to his neck, Goebel stood tall and refused medical aid until he was properly relieved and another Marine could man his position.