JOHN K WOODS
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

JOHN KEVIN WOODS

WALL NAME

JOHN K WOODS

PANEL / LINE

39E/1

DATE OF BIRTH

03/13/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/11/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WESTERN SPRINGS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN KEVIN WOODS
POSTED ON 2.24.2020
POSTED BY: PATRICIA MCWETHY

Never Forgotten

I have never forgotten Kevin. We grew up across the street from each other in Western Springs, and even though I was a couple years younger than Kevin, he was always so kind, inviting me (the neighborhood "Tom Boy"), to join the guys in pick-up games. I remember how hard his death hit me --- his parents gave me a personalized photo of him which I cherish to this day.

Rest in peace, Kevin. I think of you often, and living in Northern Virginia, I go down to the Wall and say a prayer of thanks to you and your fellow patriots. God Bless you all!
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POSTED ON 10.10.2016
POSTED BY: Mary Ellen Jenkins Hauser

Kevin, we still miss you

"To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star"
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POSTED ON 2.11.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Lt.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT John Kevin Woods, 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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POSTED ON 1.20.2012

Remembered

(Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Jenkins Hauser) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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