|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1983|
Joseph James Wood (Joe)
GMM1 US Navy
Nov. 2, 1924-Feb 6, 1983 is the son of James Lacey Wood 1903-1965 and Leona Irene Sheehan Wood 1900-1989 of the Kankakee/Irwin/Fisher Illinois Area. Joe and Mary Jackson were married and had two children, Gary Lee Wood and Deborah Kay Gramlisch-Carey (Wood) a step-son Jerry Wayne Hampton Sr. and several grandchildren all living in Southeast Missouri area.
Dad was Retired Navy.(Sept 1942-July 1973). World War II Victory Medal, Asistic-Pacific (3 Stars), American Area, European African, Philippine Liberation (2 Stars), Good Conduct Medal.
Service (Vessels and stations served on)
1942-1964 – OUT TO SEA!
From 2-Sept 1942 To 14-Dec 1964 USNTC, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS ARMED GUARD CENTER, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK USS LCI (L) FLOT 8 USS LCI (L) 543 USS PETROF BAY (CVE-80) USS KANKAKEE (AO-39) USS WASP (CV-18) USS TIMBALIER (AVP-54) USS RANDOLPH (CV-15) USS CANBERRA (CAG-2) GUIDED MISSILE SERVICE UNIT 213, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA SERVICE SCHOOL COMMAND, U.S. NAVAL TRAINING CENTER, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DLG-13) GMM1
IN MY DAD'S OWN WORDS (Debbie):
Thule, Greenland - 1980
The Northernmost Fire Dept. In The World
People often react strongly to that vividly different enviroment with its striking patterns of light and darkness. It's bitter winters and giddily bright soft summers. Sleep comes slowly on the sunlit nights. The winters are burdensome and depressing, restrictive of both outer and inner movement. One must be physically and also mentially tuned to live in The Far North
James Lacey Wood (1901 - 1965)
Leona Irene Sheehan Wood (1900 - 1989)
Mary Bernice Jackson Wood (1930 - 2002)
Union Park Cemetery
Created by: Debbie
Record added: Dec 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32034144