US Army Captain George A. Wood
Capt. George Wood was killed in action while on patrol in Baqubah, Iraq when his vehicle hit an explosive on November 20, 2003.
Capt Wood grew up in Marcy, NY. He was the first son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wood. He had a little brother, Brian. When George was 6 years old, his father died. A few years later his mom married a man named Mike Babula. Mr. Babula had two sons, Michael and Matthew. Mr. Babula became a wonderful, loving dad to George and Brian and Michael and Matthew loved their new brothers as if they had been there all along. George attended Notre Dame Junior Senior High School where he excelled in football and track and field. He went on to continue his education and he got married. He leaves his wife, Lisa and their daughter, Maria, who was 3 years old when her dad was killed.
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Capt Wood had a brilliant mind, he was fascinated with Military History. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Cornell University, a Master’s degree at Albany University and another Masters at Cortland State. He had hoped to someday teach at the United States Military Academy. He spoke several languages and wrote a book in German.
Capt George Andrew Wood proudly served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army. With all his accomplishments in his young life, he wanted to serve his country. He touched many lives and left quite a legacy.
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