Cody Eling joined the Air Force at just 17 years old. He worked as a Vehicle Operator and Dispatcher in Iraq, moving convoys and personal.
During his service, Cody completed 3 tours all while raising his 4 children. Two weeks after Cody went overseas on his first deployment, his wife Heather went into pre-term labor.
Today, all 4 of Cody's children are healthy and happy to have him back home.
Cody separated from the military after his final deployment to Iraq in 2011.
During his 10 years of service, Cody and his family were stationed in Illinois, Okinawa, Japan, and Oklahoma.
Cody's wife Heather nominated him to be this week's Hometown Hero.
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