Grover Beach Marine severely injured in Afghanistan
July 1, 2011
A 21-year-old Grover Beach Marine lost his leg in an explosion while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. [SantaMariaTimes]
On June 12, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cody Elliott was patrolling the Helmand Province when he walked into a field of improvised explosive devices, the Times said.
Elliott broke multiple bones, lost one of his fingers and his left leg required amputation below the knee. He has already undergone several surgeries and is facing two major operations.
Elliott moved from Paso Robles to the Five Cities area when he was 10.
He attended Arroyo Grande High School before transferring to the Grizzly Youth Academy at Camp San Luis Obispo where he received his high school diploma.