U.S. Army staff sergeant in 2nd Ranger Battalion killed in crash

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was killed in a motorcycle accident near Roy, Washington, May 19.

Staff Sgt. Cody Inman, 27, was an Automated Information Systems Non-Commissioned Officer assigned to the Communication Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Inman was born October 17, 1989 in Byron Center, Michigan, and served 10 years in the Regiment as a communication’s specialist.

“Staff Sgt. Cody Inman was a dedicated and determined Ranger and communications specialist,” said Col. Kenneth Burgess, Commander 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “He had a larger than life personality and was always eager to learn, eager to innovate, and eager to lead. He will be deeply missed.”

Inman completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Information Technology Specialist training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 at Fort Benning, he was assigned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning.

He transferred to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in 2015.

He deployed seven times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1, U.S. Army Ranger Course, U.S. Army Jumpmaster Course and numerous other courses.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge. He has also been awarded Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

Inman is survived by his wife, two children, his parents and two brothers, all of Michigan.


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