Cody was taken from us suddenly in a traffic accident on April 13, 2022. He is survived by his parents Karen and Carl Giesselman of Scottsdale, Arizona, his brother Carl Giesselman Jr. and longtime girlfriend Monahsetah Blake.
Cody graduated from Fountain Hills High School in 2010. His need for adventure led him to join the US Army in 2011. Enlisting as a Cavalry Scout, he trained at Fort Knox, KY and joined the 14th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Lewis, WA. His brigade deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in December, 2011 for one year.
During the deployment, Specialist Giesselman was awarded the Combat Action badge, the Combat Drivers badge, the Army Commendation medal, and the Army Meritorious Duty medal, as well as the NATO and Afghanistan campaign ribbons.
After his discharge from the Army, Cody graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute.
Cody loved Sonoita and the slower pace of life. We’re pretty sure he knew just about everyone in the area.
Karen and Carl want to thank everyone for the outpouring of sympathy and love. It would be appreciated that donations in Cody’s memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. A service will be conducted at a later date to be determined.