Teen Soldier from McKinney Killed in Afghanistan

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Oct 7, 2010  |  Updated 3:22 PM CDT
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Teen Soldier from McKinney Killed in Afghanistan

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Pfc. Cody Board. KIA Oct. 4, 2010 in Afghanistan by an IED.

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Another soldier from North Texas has died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Cody A. Board, 19, of McKinney, died Oct. 4 at Mirwais, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Board's Facebook page immediately turned into an online memorial as news of his death began to circulate among his friends.

His brother, Aaron, a senior at McKinney North High School posted the following about his brother.

"I've watched the news clip at least 10 times now. I still can't believe it. You are and always have been my hero, my inspiration. I just don't even know what to sayy. I know that you will be guardian angel. The thing that you always tried to do. I've got too many memories that I could put up. You are the most complete ...person. I can't wait till the day thAt you get to introduce me to the lord. I love you sooooo much!! I will forever miss you!"

A vigil for Board will take place Friday evening at McKinney North HS at 7 p.m..  In addition, the McKinney North football team will be wearing Board's initials on their football helmets in memoriam of the fallen soldier.

Board was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

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