SFC William B. Woods, Jr - Handmade By Heroes

SFC William B. Woods, Jr

May 08, 2018

SFC William B. Woods, Jr
09/08/1977 – 08/16/2009

Sgt. 1st Class William Brian Woods Jr., of Chesapeake, Va., died from a wound sustained in action while conducting a mounted patrol in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Woods was a native of Hermann, Mo., and enlisted into the military in 1996 as a rifleman. After his initial Marine Corps enlistment, he later enlisted into the U.S. Army.

He attended the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2003 and earned the coveted “Green Beret.” He was then assigned to 2nd Battalion, 20th SFG (Airborne) Glen Arm, Md.

Throughout his military career, he earned numerous awards and decorations that include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Sources:
Military Department, Maryland National Guard
Green Beret Foundation
Military Times



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