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Howard E. Woodford
Birth: Jun. 21, 1921
Death: Jun. 7, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Barberton, Ohio, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the 130th Infantry, 33rd Infantry Division, US Army. At Tabio, Luzon, Philippines, June 6, 1944, Staff Sergeant Woodford volunteered to investigate the delay in a scheduled attack on a forward Japanese battalion. Reaching his unit's lead company under intense enemy fire, he took command of the company, evacuated the wounded and exposed himself to enemy fire to reveal there positions. He personally accounted for taking out two hostile machine gunners and declined to return to his battalion in order to organize a defense for the night. Before the dawn on June 7, the enemy launched a fierce attack. Though wounded, Staff Sergeant Woodford remained at his post calling for mortar support and encouraged the attacking enemy. At daybreak, he was found dead in his foxhole with 37 enemy dead in and around his position. For holding a vital objective and being responsible for the success of a important general advance, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec. I, Masonic Garden
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Originally Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: Feb 11, 2002
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