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JAMES LEWIS WOOD


is honored on Panel 39E, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • A dedicated and hard working employee.

    Posted on 6/26/17
    Jim, as I remember him being called, was assistant manager under my dad in the hometown dime store before going into the service. My father had the utmost respect and appreciation for his dedication to detail in his responsibilities to the store, and to his country. I was just a kid at the time with no broad interest in what was going on. But it did impact our family and our community when Jim lost his life. For that we owe him a real debt of gratitude.
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  • JAMES L WOOD A REAL AMERICAN HERO

    Posted on 9/13/15 - by CPT PATRICK J MOONAN (RET) JAMES PLTOON LEADER IN VEITNAM paxmoonan67@gmail.com
    JAMES WAS NOTHING SHORT OF A COMBAT HERO. HE TOOK THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT OUT AFTER MINE SWEEP. HE WAS AWARE THAT HIS LIFE WAS IN GRAVE DANGER. BUT HE GUARDED THE BUCKET LOADER OPPERATOR KNOWNING HE WAS ON THE NVA HIT LIST FOR TAKING THE COKE GRILS SODA. THE NVA WERE TRYING TO MAKE POINTS WITH THE LOCALS. JAMES WAS NOT A BIG FAN OF THE WAR BUT DID HIS DUTY LIKE A TURE AMERICAN HERO
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/19/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 James Lewis Wood, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/18/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    James is buried Eldon Cemetery in Eldon, MO. PH
  • A Man That Served

    Posted on 9/17/03 - by Leo P. Flood, Jr Lflood0245@aol.com
    SP4 Wood took care of his equipment. He was found on his bucketloader. He never left his duty, even in death.
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The Wall of Faces

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