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JJ_BPK
09-20-2013, 04:47
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..


Vietnam soldier's remains found nearly 50 years after plane shot down, Published September 20, 2013, FoxNews.com

Nearly 50 years after his plane was shot down over Cambodia in October 1964, the remains of a Fort Campbell soldier have finally been identified, according to his family.

Lisa Szymanski of Fort Myers, Fla., said officials with the Past Conflict Repatriations Branch at Fort Knox, Ky., notified her on Tuesday that remains found at a crash site are those of her father, Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods.

Woods was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Ky., when he shipped out to Vietnam in 1963. His plane was shot down on Oct. 24, 1964, with eight crew members aboard.

Subsequent searches located seven bodies, but not Woods' remains. Details of how his remains were located and identified were not immediately available.

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cbtengr
09-20-2013, 05:44
With Gods speed may he finally rest in peace.

PRB
09-20-2013, 10:52
Glad your coming home Bro. To bad you can't get paid for the extended TDY.

Richard
09-20-2013, 11:32
RIP, soldier.

Name: Lawrence Woods
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army
Unit: 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 18 March 1925
Home City of Record: Clarksville TN
Date of Loss: 24 October 1964
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 121914N 1071952E (YU535630)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: C123B
Refno: 0042
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)

REMARKS: AC SH/DWN - 7 REMS RECV N/SUBJ - J

SYNOPSIS: On October 24, 1964, Special Forces SSgt. Lawrence Woods was a passenger on a Fairchild C123 "Provider" which departed Na Trang on an aerial resupply mission near the border of South Vietnam and Cambodia.

The aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. The aircraft itself was completely destroyed by fire except for the tail section. No parachutes were seen to leave the aircraft as it crashed. Subsequent searches of the crash site resulted in the recovery or accounting of seven individuals onboard the aircraft, but Woods was not found.

http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/w/w423.htm

Joker
09-20-2013, 11:33
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

The Reaper
09-20-2013, 11:59
RIP, brother.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

TR

Stingray
09-20-2013, 12:09
Glad you are home SSG.Woods.
May you rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Chairborne64
09-20-2013, 13:43
R.I.P. Welcome home.

SF_BHT
09-20-2013, 18:53
Welcome home Brother!!!
Rest in Peace!!!!

Red Flag 1
09-20-2013, 20:36
Welcome home, Warrior. Rest In God's Own Peace.

Gypsy
09-21-2013, 07:21
Welcome home SSG Woods, may you finally Res in Peace.

Beef
09-24-2013, 20:57
Welcome home, Brother! You were not forgotten!

Stobey
09-24-2013, 21:44
Rest in Peace SSG Woods. Welcome home; and thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Goggles Pizano
09-25-2013, 00:35
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Woods, dominus vobiscum.
Welcome home warrior.

akv
09-25-2013, 10:03
Rest in Peace and Thank You

ZonieDiver
09-25-2013, 10:27
At long last, welcome home. Rest In Peace, Brother.