The Plain Talk and Tribune,  September 27, 1948
The remains of Pvt. Darius R. Cody, 32, are expected to arrive in Newport Wednesday , September 29 at 4:54 p.m. The body will be taken to the Brown Funeral Home where it will remain until Thursday morning. From there it will be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Cody.
Pvt Cody was inducted into the army July 5, 1943. After completing his basic trianing at Fort Riley, Kansas, he was sent to Italy where he served in Clarks Fifth Army for five months. Following this he took part in the invastion of Southern France. He was killed in action September 12, 1944. At the time of his death he was a member of the 180th Infantry, 45th DIvision of General Patch’s Seventh Army. The remains were interred in the United States Military Cemetery at Saint Juan, France.
Pvt. Cody was awarded the Bronze Star and posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
Survivors are parents Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Cody: sisters, Miss Daisy Cody and Mrs. Royce McNabb: brothers, Paul, C.L., Donald and Hollis, all of Newport.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 April 1911
  • Date of death: 12 September 1944
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Newport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Cemetery, Newport, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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