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Bozeman Bucks Honor Head Coach's Son

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The Bozeman Bucks are hosting the inaugural Cody Legg Memorial Superman Tournament this weekend.

It's a tournament that honors a local American hero who happens to be the son of Bozeman’s head coach.

Bozeman Buck's Head Coach Dave Legg is the father of an American hero.

In 2008, Dave’s son Cody was on tour in Iraq, when he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

"Cody lost his life trying to save two of the guys in his squad,” said Coach Dave Legg. “He was bound and determined to go get them. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for any of them."

To his family, Cody was known as Superman, for his courage and bravery.

"I told him many times that I was proud of him for serving,” Coach Legg said. “He would always ask me why. I said, "I'm not sure that I could do what you're willing to do. Which was ultimately the great sacrifice for our country."

Six years later, on a day where we honor our country, Coach Legg and his Bucks family are honoring their fallen loved one with the inaugural Superman Memorial Tournament.

"I hope today and in this tournament that we have a little bit of an extra step in ourselves, in our team, and each player,” said Coach Legg. “I hope they take the time to maybe remember and honor him, somebody they never even met, and also all the other people that died for this country through the years fighting for our country, which is today."

When the Bucks took the field Friday afternoon, it was the first time they have played in honor of Cody.

And for Coach Legg, it was one memorable Fourth of July.

"I really can't put into words what it means to myself and to my family."

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