HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 88 OF THE WALL

BERTRAM WOOD JR

WALL NAME

BERTRAM WOOD JR

PANEL / LINE

7W/88

DATE OF BIRTH

10/30/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/25/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BALTIMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Baltimore City

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BERTRAM WOOD JR
POSTED ON 3.10.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

remembering you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever.
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POSTED ON 10.30.2023
POSTED BY: Chalenda C

Your Legacy Lives On!

Dear Bertram,
First and foremost I want to thank you for your service! What you did was honorable. Me, and I'm sure every American living today, are grateful for you. You will always be remembered have a place in the hearts our hearts. May you rest in peace. <3
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POSTED ON 9.26.2023

Ground Casualty

On May 16, 1971, a New York Times article described heroin use by American troops in Vietnam had reached epidemic proportions. The piece reported that 10 to 15 percent of lower-ranking enlisted men were heroin users, and military officials working in drug‐suppression estimated that as much as a quarter of all enlisted personnel, more than 60,000 men, were hooked. They added that some field surveys reported units with more than 50 percent of the men on heroin. In Vietnam, the drug was plentiful, cheap, and 95 percent pure. Its effects could casually be achieved through smoking or snorting, as compared to the U.S., where the drug was impure, only about five percent heroin, and had to be main-lined or injected into the bloodstream to achieve a comparable high. The habit, which cost $100 a day to maintain in the U.S., cost less than $5 a day in Vietnam. A1C Bertram Wood Jr. served with the 483rd Security Police Squadron, 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force. On September 25, 1970, Wood died at Cam Ranh Air Force Base in Khanh Hoa Province, RVN, from a drug overdose. He was 20 years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “G.I. Heroin Addiction Epidemic in Vietnam.” New York Times (New York, NY), May 16, 1971]
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POSTED ON 9.22.2023

A1C Bertram Wood Jr.’s Military ID

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POSTED ON 2.13.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear A1C Bertram Wood, Thank you for your service with the 483rd Security Police Squadron. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, Happy Valentine's. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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