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Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal

I am the wife of a hero! First let me say how wonderful and touching these stories are that you post. I’m sure there are tons of them! My husband – Lance Corporal Duane Wood knew he was going to be drafted in 1969 so he enlisted because he wanted to be a Marine. His older brother’s wife was expecting their first child so my husband volunteered to go to Vietnam so his brother could come home. I know they don’t give medals for things like this but in our eyes he is a hero!
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Dan - May 6, 2020

Thanks for pointing out his bravery and sacrifice. It is sometimes more than being under fire. Sometimes just making the right decision- like he did should be acknowledged.

JAMES KANAVY - May 6, 2020

He exemplifies the Marine Corps tradition!

Charles Bryson - May 6, 2020

He showed true heroism by protecting his family. Semper Fi MARINE.

bob lake - May 6, 2020

From one Lance Corporal to another Lance Corporal Welcome Home Job Well Done Semper Fi

Shawn Kane - May 6, 2020

Mrs. Woods, let L/Cpl Woods know that on this forum he is honored for his sacrifices. As someone who was on a float when my second child was born, I can tell you that all these years later (almost 30 now) it still bothers me that I wasn’t there for my wife and daughter. Thank you both for service to our country.

Todd Jackson - May 6, 2020

Amen, sister. Thank you for the story. The legacy is so important to you and your family… and the Marine Corps family. We all contribute in the most amazing ways.

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