Galen Shurl Woods

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  • Name: Galen Shurl Woods
  • Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 22, 1923
  • Date of Death: March 26, 1972 (48 years old)
  • Parents: Joseph Woods and Ida (Griffin) Woods
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  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Forces
  • Date Sworn In: December 10, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: November 14, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Galen Shurl Woods
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 22, 1923
    Birth Place: Keewatin, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Butler Brothers
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Other
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Joseph C. Woods

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Galen was formerly a Nashwauk, Minnesota resident.

    He was a member of Greggton Methodist Church in Longview, Texas and Temple Masonic Lodge 70 of Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

    Galen was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Ida Woods, his father, Joseph, and his sister, Mrs. Geraldine Throneberry.

    Survivors include his wife, Modene; a son, Berry, two daughters Alicia and Anita; a sister, Mrs. John (Lucille) Sheehan; five brothers, Joseph, Marvin, Donald, Harold, and Robert; and several nieces and nephews.

    He died in an Okmulgee, Oklahoma hospital and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery at Hibbing, Minnesota. (BL 2 LT 319 GR 2)

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