20-year-old US Army Private 1st Class Cody R. Norris, from Houston, Texas, was killed in action in Kandahar province on 9th November 2011 during a contact with enemy forces who had attacked his unit with small arms fire.
Pfc. Norris was serving with the Fort Riley, Kansas based 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.
His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the NATO medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Pfc. Norris leaves his father Reese Norris, mother Terri Vegil-Norris, and older brother, Michael, among other relatives and friends.