In Memory of SFC William "Brian" Woods

Sergeant First Class William B. Woods Jr., age 31, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany on August 16, 2009 from wounds suffered in Afghanistan on August 14, 2009.  He was shot while on patrol in Ghanzi, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Maryland Army National Guard in Glen Arm, Maryland.  He was a senior medical sergeant with his detachment.

Among his hobbies were the outdoors, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, cooking, photography, cliff jumping, and skydiving.  He graduated from Northwest High School in House Springs in 1996.  He ran cross country and track while in high school.  In 2002 he was a photography student and teaching assistant at Montana State University.  He had previously served in the Marine Corps for four years and then the Army before joining Special Forces.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with Bronze Star, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal "M" Device, the Maryland State Service Medial, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (Navy), the Parachutist Badge (Basic), the Weapons Qualification Badge Bar, Weapon: Rifle Expert, the Special Forces Tab and the NATO Medal.

He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.


Websites Honoring SFC William B. Woods

Legacy Guest Book for Brian Woods

Professional Soldiers.

Patriot Guard Tribute to SFC Woods.


Honor the Fallen.

William Woods's Obituary

In Memory of Brian Woods.  Photos on flickr.

In Memory of Brian.  Sisu Adventure Racing.

Obituary Notice.  William Brian Woods Jr.


SFC William Brian Woods 20th Special Forces KIA in Afghanistan August 2009

William "Brian" Woods - KIA in Afghanistan August 2009 20th Special Forces Group

News Articles About SFC William B. Woods.

July 22, 2015. "Post office in Cedar Hill renamed after Afghanistan War veteran". St.Louis Post-Dispatch.

August 29, 2009.  "Family and Friends Say Goodbye to Fallen Cedar Hill Army Sergeant".  Fox 2 Now.

August 29, 2009.  "Service for soldier killed in Afghanistan".  St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

August 28, 2009.  "Fallen Cedar Hill Soldier Remembered".  Fox 2 TV.

August 28, 2009.  "Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen soldier from Franklin County".  Governor's Office.

August 26, 2009.  "Body of Fallen Soldier Home From Afghanistan".  Fox 2 News St. Louis.

August 26, 2009.  "Soldier from Catawissa is killed in Afghanistan".

August 25, 2009.  "Northwest High grad dies after being shot in Afghanistan".  Suburban Journals.

August 24, 2009.  "Services announced for fallen Catawissa soldier".

August 21, 2009.  "Jefferson County soldier killed in Afghanistan".

August 20, 2009.  "Hampton Roads soldier dies from wounds suffered in Afghanistan".  Daily Press.

August 20, 2009.  "Chesapeake soldier killed in Afghanistan a dad, husband".  Pilot Online.

August 20, 2009.  "Soldier From Chesapeake Dies From Afghanistan Wounds".  The Washington Post.

August 19, 2009.  "Chesapeake soldier dies of combat injuries from Afghanistan".  Pilot Online.

August 19, 2009.  "Soldier Assigned to Maryland Unit Killed In War".  WBAL AM.

August 19, 2009.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualty".  DoD News Release.

August 19, 2009.  "SF National Guard Soldier dies from wounds received in action".  USASOC News Release.

August 2010.  "New Pup - Named in Tribute to a Hero".  Flushing Spaniel.


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