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Mountain Man Memorial March

Sat April 20, 2024 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US Directions

SSG Lawrence Woods


SSG LAWRENCE WOODS Army 5th special forces group killed in Vietnam October 24 1964 born on March 18 1925 Clarksville Tennessee joined the army when he was 15 lied about his age but the army found out they kick him out told him to come back when he was 18 when he turned 18 he signed back up my grandfather was in three wars Korean war WW2 and the Vietnam war he was a medic and a cook my grandfather heard about the Vietnam war he wanted to get into the action so he volunteered to go to Vietnam he was in the 5th special forces group out of FT Campbell KY on October 24 1964 my grandfather was on a C123B Fairchild provider the aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed the aircraft itself was completely destroyed by fire except for the tail section subsequent searches of the crash site resulted in the recovery or accounting of seven individuals onboard the aircraft but woods was not found on September 27 2013 my grandfather remains was found the whole time his remains was still in the plane in the tail section on March 21 2014 my grandfather was laid to rest at Arlington national cemetery my grandfather had over 18 military medals 

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